President Biden Nominates Hampton Dellinger as Special Counsel

Noah Silverbrook

Updated Friday, October 6, 2023 at 4:56 AM CDT

President Biden Nominates Hampton Dellinger as Special Counsel

President Biden has nominated Hampton Dellinger as special counsel, a position of great significance in the legal and political landscape. Dellinger brings with him a wealth of experience, having previously served as assistant attorney general overseeing the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy. However, his nomination has raised some eyebrows due to his past association with the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner and its connection to Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings.

Dellinger's time at Boies Schiller Flexner is notable as he worked on the Crisis Management and Government Response team, which has been linked to Hunter Biden's involvement with the firm. Hunter Biden, who was counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner, had a close collaboration with the firm's lawyers, including Dellinger. In fact, emails found on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop reveal his collaboration with lawyers from the firm.

One particular event that has attracted attention is a dinner organized by William Isaacson, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, in March 2014. The dinner was attended by Hunter Biden, Dellinger, and others. It was during this gathering that Hunter Biden introduced Burisma Holdings as a potential client for the firm. Subsequent emails from April 2014 show Hunter Biden discussing the crisis and expansion of Burisma's operations with the Crisis Management and Government Response team.

The association between Dellinger and Hunter Biden's involvement with Boies Schiller Flexner has raised concerns about the impartiality and fairness of Dellinger's appointment as special counsel. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has expressed his concerns, stating that Dellinger's nomination is akin to appointing a family crony to the position. Comer believes that Dellinger's appointment does not inspire confidence in the fair enforcement of the law.

It is important to note that Dellinger's nomination as special counsel is unrelated to the ongoing special counsel investigation into the president's handling of classified documents. The Office of Special Counsel, which Dellinger is set to lead, is responsible for investigating whistleblower retaliation and potential Hatch Act violations.

Despite the concerns raised, Dellinger's nomination is a significant development in the legal and political landscape. His previous experience as assistant attorney general overseeing the Office of Legal Policy makes him a qualified candidate for the position. However, the White House has yet to respond to requests for comment on Dellinger's nomination.

The Washington Free Beacon previously reported on the correspondence and events surrounding Dellinger's association with Boies Schiller Flexner, Hunter Biden, and Burisma Holdings. The report shed light on the connections between Dellinger, Hunter Biden, and other partners at the law firm, such as Michael Gottlieb, Karen Dunn, and Heather King.

President Biden's nomination of Hampton Dellinger as special counsel has sparked controversy due to his past association with the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner and its connection to Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings. While Dellinger's previous experience and qualifications make him a suitable candidate for the position, concerns have been raised about the fairness and impartiality of his appointment. The Office of Special Counsel plays a crucial role in investigating whistleblower retaliation and potential Hatch Act violations, and it is essential that the individual leading this office inspires confidence in the fair enforcement of the law.

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