(LibertySociety.com) – A familiar face will be back in the West Wing in September as Biden named Ed Siskel as the top lawyer for the White House on August 22. The announcement comes as Stuart Delery submitted his intent to resign on August 17.
Delery worked with the president to advise him on various matters, notably those involving the Republican’s congressional investigations into the business dealings of the Biden family. Susan Rice, a former Biden administration official, attempted to quell rumors about Delery’s departure. Rice stated that Delery’s leaving should not be “construed as bad timing or the consequence of any exogenous factors.” An anonymous White House official also commented on the matter, claiming that Delery had been planning to leave for several months.
Some have speculated that mounting evidence regarding President Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s business ventures could be a contributing factor to Delery’s decision to resign. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s naming of U.S. Attorney David Weiss as Special Counsel after Hunter Biden’s plea deal fell apart could have also played a role. Republicans have also begun seriously considering an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, justified by the discoveries made during the House Oversight Committee’s investigation. However, President Biden had only positive things to say about Delery after his departure was made public.
Siskel will bring decades of experience to the White House, as he served as deputy counsel during the Obama administration. He will be working with the president to enact his agenda, likely leading a multitude of fights regarding climate policies that Republicans broadly oppose. He will also be focusing on vetting and recommending judges to fill vacancies in the federal courts. While Siskel has a lengthy resumé, his most recent position was working as the chief legal counsel for Grosvenor Holdings, LLC., which is controlled by one of the Democrat Party’s top donors, Michael Saks. Siskel was also a clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
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