Representative Michael Waltz: What Turned Joe Bident’s “High-Priced Attorneys” Into a “Cleaning Crew?”
- January 18, 2023
Susan Jones, CNS News
(CNSNews.com) – The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Attorney General Merrick Garland considered having FBI agents accompany Joe Biden’s personal attorneys as they searched for classified documents at Biden’s two Delaware homes, “but decided against it, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden’s attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter.”
A government watchdog group on Tuesday filed an ethics complaint alleging that “taxpayer resources may have been inappropriately used and untenable conflicts of interest created by the involvement of senior White House lawyers in a matter that could personally benefit President Joe Biden.”
The White House Counsel’s Office is not the President’s personal law firm,” Protect the Public’s Trust complained.
“It does not represent the President in purely personal matters that are separate from his role as President. Yet, the White House Counsel’s Office appears to be acting as lawyers to Joe Biden, private citizen, rather than President Biden in this matter.”
PPT noted that Richard Sauber, the special counsel to the president in the Office of White House Counsel, “has given numerous public statements and the White House Press Secretary has repeatedly referred to Mr. Sauber as ‘his,’ meaning President Biden’s, lawyer and referred reporters to Mr. Sauber and the White House Counsel’s Office, rather than the President’s personal lawyers, for comment.
“The involvement of the White House Counsel’s Office in a personal legal matter involving the President for activity that took place while he was a private citizen raises several serious legal questions and concerns, including who the (White House Counsel Office’s) client is in this matter.”