Recent reports suggest that tensions have been brewing between Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden’s aides over his legal defense strategy. According to Axios, the president’s son has taken a more “combative approach” in hiring new lawyer Abbe Lowell without consulting his father’s legal advisors.
This move has caused concerns among White House officials, who worry that Hunter’s legal decisions could push past the “guardrails” set up by the president’s advisors, creating headaches for the administration.
Hunter Biden is currently facing multiple investigations, including allegations of tax fraud, illegally purchasing a firearm, and business corruption. With these legal battles on the horizon, Hunter’s team has also reportedly been moving towards creating a legal defense fund, which has caused concern among high-level Democrats.
Former Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley has warned that for the fund to work, it must be transparent and restrictive, prohibiting foreign citizens and registered lobbyists from contributing. Without these guardrails, the fund could become a legitimate headache for the White House.
The hiring of Abbe Lowell has also caused some drama, as it was abrupt and unwelcome among some involved in Hunter Biden’s legal matters. Longtime Biden lawyer Bob Bauer, who had recommended Hunter’s previous lawyer, had no role in Lowell’s hiring and was simply informed that Lowell was being brought on board.
Lowell’s hiring marks a shift in Hunter’s team from largely not commenting on GOP attacks to publicly fighting back. This has made him an increasingly powerful force in Hunter’s orbit, according to Axios.
While no final decision has been made on the creation of a legal defense fund, it’s important to note that Hunter Biden is reportedly millions of dollars in legal debt. With all these legal battles on the horizon, it remains to be seen how this will impact the Biden administration and the Democratic Party.
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