Joe Biden will stop at nothing to save his son from being held accountable. Now he’s not even hiding his corruption.
And Hunter Biden was handed a backroom victory that’s infuriating Republicans.
With Biden being implicated in his son’s criminal “business” ventures, you would think he would cut and run.
But for some reason, he’s willing to make things worse for himself to get Hunter off.
His latest action is one of the most egregious yet.
President Biden chose an old legal partner of his son Hunter Biden to lead the US Office of Special Counsel, whose principal mission is to protect whistleblowers — such as those who have accused political involvement in the presidential scion’s five-year-long investigation.
Hampton Dellinger, who was nominated by Biden for the position of US Special Counsel on Wednesday, was a member of Boies Schiller Flexner’s Crisis Management and Government Response unit in 2014.
According to emails from his abandoned laptop, Hunter Biden hired the firm to assist Ukrainian energy giant Burisma Holdings in 2014 and had dinner with Dellinger and others in March of that year.
From 2014 through 2019, the younger Biden served on the board of Burisma. Dellinger did not appear to have done any legal work on Burisma’s behalf.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and other Republicans encouraged current Special Counsel Henry Kerner to investigate charges of retaliation by IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and agent Joseph Ziegler in July.
These whistleblowers have accused the Justice Department of interfering and partiality in the huge Hunter Biden investigation.
“The president thumbed his nose at SSA Shapley and SA Zeigler with the nomination of his son’s former law partner to an agency overseeing their whistleblower cases,” Shapley’s legal team said in a statement to The Post.
“Dellinger should immediately let Congress and the American people know that if he is confirmed, he will recuse himself from any involvement in the whistleblowers’ cases who have risked their careers to expose preferential treatment for the president’s son and the nominee’s former law partner.”
Kerner has been in his position since late October 2017, and OSC chairs serve five-year mandates.
Dellinger was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Justice Department’s associate attorney general, overseeing the Office of Legal Policy, in late 2021.
According to the White House, he will continue to serve in that capacity until June 2023.
“[Dellinger] work has led to taxpayer savings by overturning unnecessarily costly bid awards. His writings on a range of topics include criticism of government actions and proposals for public sector improvements,” the White House said in a statement.
Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to three federal firearms counts on Tuesday, after a tentative plea agreement with federal prosecutors fell apart abruptly during a July court hearing.
Last month, House Republicans launched an impeachment investigation into the president to investigate whether he benefited from his family’s commercial ventures.
Despite a mass of evidence to the contrary, Biden has maintained that he was not involved in his son’s international activities.
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