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As House Republicans continue their investigation into the president and his family, the White House has announced that its top attorney will depart next month after serving President Biden for almost three years.
Prior to serving as deputy counsel, Stuart Delery first joined Biden’s transition team in November 2020. In 2022, after Dana Remus, Biden’s first counsel, left the White House, he was elevated to the position of chief.
In a statement, Biden called Delery a “trusted adviser and a constant source of innovative legal thinking since Day One of my Administration.”
The president added, “From his work during those early days on COVID-19 and efforts to get life-saving vaccines to the American public to the implementation of major legislative accomplishments such as the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act, he has been an integral part of my team and will be missed throughout the Administration.”
“Delery’s departure comes as House Republicans have launched multiple investigations into Biden’s son Hunter and the origins of COVID-19. Other Republican lawmakers are pushing to impeach the president — a proposal that lacks mainstream support,” Fox News reported.
“In addition to these inquiries, Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents that were found in Biden’s possession at two different locations, including the garage at his Delaware home and his former Washington, D.C., office,” the outlet added.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 17, 2023
Former President Donald Trump revealed this week what he plans to do if he’s elected president in 2024, and it’s not good news for Biden.
He said this week after being indicted again — this time by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis — that he will appoint a “real” special counsel to look into allegations of corruption involving the current president and his family.
Trump’s remarks came after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden — a move that was widely panned on the right as nothing more than political optics, given that Weiss has been investigating Hunter for years already and was one of the architects behind the “sweetheart” plea deal that fell apart last month in a Delaware federal courtroom.
Hunter was to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax evasion crimes and pledge to stay drug-free for two years so he could have a gun possession crime dropped. According to an IRS whistleblower, he skipped paying $1.2 million in taxes in 2017 and 2018. Further, Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to run on tax years 2014 and 2015, which reportedly included felony charges that could have readily been brought.
“It is now 100 percent proven that the Biden crime family received more than $20 million from foreign countries, while crooked Joe was vice president, and probably a lot more than that. That’s just the money they found,” the former president said in a campaign video.
“What were they doing getting all of this money?” Trump asked.
“I believe we have a compromised president. He was bribed, and now he’s being blackmailed. He’s a Manchurian Candidate. That’s why Crooked Joe is letting other countries walk all over the United States. He’s afraid to bring it up. He doesn’t want to talk,” the Republican said.
“He’s petrified of China because they know exactly how much money has been given to him, and they know exactly where it is. China has paid him a fortune,” Trump alleged.
He went on to list the things Biden has done to empower and embolden China at the expense of the U.S.