The Office of the Special Counsel has been under congressional pressure to investigate the Biden administration’s handling of an investigation into the troubled first son.
Nonetheless, President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Hunter Biden’s former law firm colleague to oversee the Office of the Special Counsel.
Biden tapped Hampton Dellinger to head the office that investigates executive branch corruption and protects federal whistleblowers. Currently, Dellinger is the director of the Justice Department’s office of legal policy.
Given his ties to Hunter Biden, Dellinger’s confirmation could result in a conflict of interest if he is appointed. Dellinger and Biden Jr. worked together at the prestigious law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, according to the Washington Free Beacon. In 2014, Hunter Biden selected Boies Schiller Flexner to represent Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company on whose board he served.
According to emails on Biden’s laptop, Hunter Biden and the crisis management and government response team at Boies Schiller Flexner developed a public relations and lobbying strategy for Burisma. Dellinger served on the Crisis Management and Government Response team at Boies Schiller Flexner, but it is unknown whether he worked for Burisma.
However, emails reveal that Dellinger and Hunter Biden