Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over White House Lawyers In Biden Docs Scandal
- January 17, 2023
Daniel Chaitin, Daily Wire
A government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint over President Joe Biden’s use of White House lawyers in response to the controversy over his handling of classified documents.
Protect the Public’s Trust sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, calling for an investigation to examine whether Biden is misusing his public office for his own private gain.
“Specifically, we believe taxpayer resources may have been inappropriately used by senior White House lawyers, including Special Counsel to the President Richard Sauber, to personally benefit Joe Biden,” the complaint states.
“We further believe that the apparent representation of Mr. Biden by the White House Counsel’s Office in this matter creates an untenable conflict of interest for that office,” the complaint adds. “The result, intended or not, could be to reduce transparency into the mishandling of state secrets and foreclose disclosure of communications between White House Counsel staff while acting on behalf of Joe Biden in his capacity as a citizen facing the prospect of criminal prosecution.”
The letter, first reported by Fox News, is also addressed to the Justice Department’s chief of the Public Integrity Section and the White House counsel.