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White House clashes with Hunter Biden’s legal troubles: ‘legitimate headache’

  |   By Lou Dobbs Staff

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Allegedly there is trouble in White House paradise as legal troubles with the President’s son Hunter Biden escalate. According to an Axios report, Hunter Biden has “clashed” with top aides to President Biden over his legal defense strategy. The report claimed Friday that “tensions” between Hunter Biden and President Biden’s aides over his legal defense have led Hunter Biden to hire a new lawyer for a more “combative approach” without consulting with his father’s legal advisers.

Pushing past the “guardrails” that the president’s advisers would have him follow could be “a legitimate headache for the White House” a former top Department of Justice spokesman said about Hunter going rogue with his actions.

The piece began with the statement, “Top aides to President Biden have clashed with Hunter Biden’s team over strategies for dealing with the legal battles and Republican attacks that surround the president’s son.”

As Axios noted, much of the heartburn over legal strategies has prompted Hunter Biden’s decision to hire new lawyer Abbe Lowell — who recently represented former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — without input from his father’s people.

The outlet stated, “The tensions led Hunter — without involving the president’s top aides — to hire prominent lawyer Abbe Lowell in December, as part of a plan to take a more combative approach than the White House and Hunter’s previous lawyer had taken.”

Fox News explains “the president’s son is facing investigations on several fronts. There’s the DOJ investigationinto his potential charges of tax fraud and illegally purchasing a firearm, investigations into his alleged business corruption by Republicans in Congress and also a child support court case in Arkansas.”

Axios added, “High-level Democrats and others are worried about the idea of the president’s son soliciting money to pay for his legal troubles.” Former Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley told the outlet, “For this fund to work, it must be extraordinarily transparent and even restrictive by prohibiting foreign citizens and registered lobbyists from contributing.” However, the White House is reportedly worried Hunter Biden’s team will not be careful enough.

Coley, who was senior adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland, added, “Without these type of guardrails, the fund will be a legitimate headache for the White House.”

The piece detailed just how thorny Lowell’s hiring was to people who were previously advising the president’s son. Axios wrote, “Lowell’s hiring was abrupt and unwelcome among some involved in Hunter Biden’s legal matters.”