There have been disagreements between President Biden’s top aides and Hunter Biden’s team regarding the strategies to handle the legal challenges and Republican criticisms concerning the President’s son, Axios reported.
Hunter Biden decided to hire prominent lawyer Abbe Lowell in December without involving the President’s top aides, as he wanted a more aggressive approach than what the White House and his previous lawyer had taken.
Hunter’s team is also considering setting up a legal defense fund and hiring ethics advisers for it.
Some Democrats and others are concerned about the perception of the President’s son soliciting funds to pay for his legal issues.
Anthony Coley, a former senior adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the former top spokesman for the Justice Department, stated that for the fund to be effective, it must be highly transparent and have strict rules prohibiting foreign citizens and registered lobbyists from contributing.
The decision to hire Abbe Lowell was sudden and not appreciated by some parties involved in Hunter Biden’s legal affairs.
The 53-year-old Hunter is currently facing a Justice Department investigation into his taxes and a possible firearm charge, inquiries from House Republicans, and a child-support lawsuit in Arkansas.
Written by staff