In a move that would have stopped the networks cold if former President Donald Trump had done it, President Joe Biden named an old Hunter Biden colleague to head the agency that protects whistleblowers.
This is the agency that’s supposed to protect whistleblowers like IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and agent Joseph Ziegler who have alleged political interference in the investigation of Hunter Biden.
So far ABC, CBS, NBC have yet to devote a single second to the shocking news on their evening or morning shows.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden named Hampton Dellinger for the post of U.S. Special Counsel. Dellinger had previously worked for a firm that Hunter used in 2014 to work with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings — whose board Hunter served on at the time.
The New York Post relayed the concerns of Shapley’s legal team: “The president thumbed his nose at SSA Shapley and SA Zeigler with the nomination of his son’s former law partner to an agency overseeing their whistleblower cases.”
On October 4, the New York Post reported:
President Biden selected an old legal colleague of his son Hunter Biden to helm the US Office of Special Counsel, whose primary purpose is protecting whistleblowers — like the ones who have alleged political interference in the five-year-old probe of the presidential scion.
Hampton Dellinger, nominated by Biden for the post of US Special Counsel Wednesday, worked on the Crisis Management and Government Response team at Boies Schiller Flexner in 2014.
Hunter Biden tapped that firm to assist Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings in 2014 and had dinner with Dellinger and others in March that same year, emails from his abandoned laptop show. The younger Biden served on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019. It is unclear whether Dellinger did any legal work on Burisma’s behalf.
Back in July, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and other Republicans urged current Special Counsel Henry Kerner to probe claims of retaliation by IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley and agent Joseph Ziegler.
Those whistleblowers have accused the Justice Department of meddling and favoritism in the sprawling inquiry of Hunter Biden.
“The president thumbed his nose at SSA Shapley and SA Zeigler with the nomination of his son’s former law partner to an agency overseeing their whistleblower cases,” Shapley’s legal team said in a statement to The Post. “Dellinger should immediately let Congress and the American people know that if he is confirmed, he will recuse himself from any involvement in the whistleblowers’ cases who have risked their careers to expose preferential treatment for the president’s son and the nominee’s former law partner.”
This is just the latest shameful example of the networks hiding another Biden family scandal development.