If reports are to be believed, the White House is shelling out as much as $265,000 in salaries to fend off legal battles ahead.
According to a New York Post report, the Joe Biden administration is expecting a flurry of subpoenas, as the opposition targets the government for its mishandling of the covid pandemic, the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Hunter Biden saga.
The White House has already begun preparations. According to official records, Biden tapped Richard A. Sauber, one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ top attorneys, to act as his co-counsel and handle oversight investigations.
Additionally, to keep communication channels clear and uncomplicated, the White House has also hired Ian Sams, who ran Vice President Kamala Harris’s 2020 presidential campaign. Both individuals will pocket $155,000 and $110,000, respectively.
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With the midterms less than a month away and Democrats likely to lose the House, spending and staffing are expected to rise further as the GOP breaches.
“Americans deserve transparency from President Biden about his family’s suspicious business dealings. But instead of providing transparency, the White House is hiring staff at the expense of American taxpayers to obstruct congressional oversight and accountability,” said Republican Leader James Comer.
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Comer could soon head the House Oversight Committee if Republicans manage to win the House in the next election. He has been actively fighting to launch a campaign against Democrats over his spending, which is being backed by the public no less.
President Joe Biden already has his hands full with an economy that is certainly not in healthy shape. Add to this the recent revelations of a report suggesting that his son Hunter Biden could be prosecuted by the FBI for tax crimes.
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Hunter Biden’s business dealings and consultancies in Ukraine and China have long drawn scrutiny, as well as inviting questions about the ethics of his connections with foreign companies given his father’s political clout.
Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives in 2019 for trying to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to unearth what he claimed was compromising information about Hunter Biden.
(With contributions from agencies)
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