In a recent development, Hunter Biden, son of the U.S. President, has initiated legal action against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), accusing the agency of targeting him in an attempt to cause public embarrassment. The legal document highlights two IRS agents, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who have been identified as whistleblowers. They previously alleged that the IRS had mishandled certain aspects of its investigation into Biden. The lawsuit filed by Biden's legal team is seeking a court declaration that the IRS has "willfully, knowingly, and/or by gross negligence, unlawfully disclosed Mr. Biden's confidential tax information." Biden is also seeking monetary compensation amounting to $1,000 for each unauthorized disclosure of his tax returns, including those that occurred retrospectively. Fox News Digital reached out to the IRS for a comment on the lawsuit, but there was no immediate response. The lawsuit states, "Biden is the son of the President of the United States. He has all the same responsibilities as any other American citizen, and the IRS can and should make certain that he abides by those responsibilities." It further adds, "Mr. Biden has no fewer or lesser rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or government agent has free rein to violate his rights simply because of who he is." The complaint continues, alleging that the IRS and its agents have operated under the presumption that the rights applicable to every other American citizen do not apply to Biden. The lawsuit further accuses IRS agents Shapley and Ziegler of attempting to embarrass Biden through media statements, identifying them as the "most recent" examples of such behavior. [tweet_embed]September 18, 2023[/tweet_embed] Earlier this year, Shapley and Ziegler testified before the House Oversight Committee, stating that they faced several restrictions while investigating the President's son. Biden's lawsuit contends that their whistleblower status "cannot and does not shield them from their wrongful conduct in making unauthorized public disclosures that are not permitted by the whistleblower process." In response to the lawsuit, Shapley's legal team issued a statement on Monday morning, dismissing the lawsuit as a diversionary tactic. "This suit against the IRS is just another frivolous smear by Biden family attorneys trying to turn people’s attention away from Hunter Biden’s own legal problems and intimidate any current and future whistleblower," the attorneys wrote. They added, "Neither IRS SSA Gary Shapley nor his attorneys have ever released any confidential taxpayer information except through whistleblower disclosures authorized by statute. Once Congress released that testimony, like every American citizen, he has a right to discuss that public information."