President Joe Biden is currently undergoing an impeachment inquiry by the House Republicans. While controversial, the House GOP investigation has uncovered considerable evidence indicating that the First Son, Hunter Biden, spent years engaged in potentially illicit international influence-peddling schemes designed to leverage access to his powerful father in exchange for gobs of cash from foreigners, such as members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Evidence directly linking Hunter Biden’s activities to his father remains elusive. Nevertheless, the whole case stinks. Everyone, including President Biden, knows that, if the GOP can get its act together—a big if these days—the inquiry could be a serious threat Biden’s political future
Normally, when someone is undergoing an impeachment inquiry, they try to lay low, and avoid drama. Not so for Joe Biden. The president is not only thundering ahead, but he has decided to troll his Republican adversaries by nominating Hampton Dellinger to head the Justice Department’s Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The name is probably unknown to most people reading this. It’s the sort of name that defines a well-connected, Faceless Man of the Administrative State.
That’s because it is.
A Most Powerful Faceless Man
Hampton Dellinger, like Hunter Biden, is a graduate of the prestigious Yale Law School. And, Dellinger’s connections to Hunter Biden go deeper than that. For years, while serving as an attorney at Boies Schiller Flexner’s Crisis Management and Government Response Team (think of Kerry Washington’s character in the ABC series, Scandal, only less attractive), Dellinger worked with Hunter Biden.
At the time, Hunter Biden worked with the group. Hunter Biden was also serving as a well-paid member of the board of Ukraine’s energy firm, Burisma. Hampton Dellinger, meanwhile, acted as one of the attorneys representing Burisma.
Fox News Digital was able to independently review and confirm the information located on the infamous Hunter Biden laptop that was the source of much controversy in the 2020 Presidential Election (and continues to dog the Biden Family today, as the House GOP investigation into Hunter Biden deepens).
According to the information contained therein, Hampton Dellinger and Hunter Biden had close contact for years. Multiple emails from 2014, for example, show the two men planning meetings with each other that were not only professional, but also indicated a close, personal friendship.
The First Son’s time as a board member of Burisma has been the source of deep investigations for years. You see, it has long been believed that Hunter Biden was explicitly engaged in illicit acts of influence-peddling with key members of Ukraine’s government. The head of Burisma has confirmed on-the-record that the only reason his firm employed Hunter Biden was because of the fact that he was the son of Joe Biden, who was serving at that time as the Vice-President of the United States.
In fact, it is suspected that then-Vice-President Joe Biden threatened to cut off vital financial aid to the besieged nation of Ukraine in 2014 unless Kyiv terminated a special prosecutor, Viktor Shokin’s investigation into allegedly corrupt practices by Burisma (that would have undoubtedly ensnared Hunter Biden). Dellinger was the attorney representing Burisma at that time.
Because of Dellinger’s continued friendship with Hunter Biden and loyalty to him, coupled with generous campaign donations to the Biden Campaign in 2020, Hampton Dellinger was named as the head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. Dellinger held that role until June of this year. Now, Dellinger is being further rewarded by President Biden by becoming the head of the OSC.
Just what, exactly, does the Office of Special Counsel do?
Understanding the Importance of the OSC
Interestingly, the OSC is charged with processing and investigating whistleblower claims. The office is to oversee Hatch Act violations, too. Basically, anyone working within the Executive Branch who wants to come forward with evidence of wrongdoing being perpetrated within the bureaucracy must go through the OSC.
Specifically, any future claim of corruption or other violations by the Biden Administration made by employees of the Executive Branch, such as the two senior IRS agents who recently blew the whistle on the way in which the Department of Justice (DOJ) basically gutted the IRS investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax evasion, may be squelched before the press ever hears of it.
Those IRS whistleblowers, despite what the Democrats claim, have done serious damage to Hunter Biden by exposing the First Son—and possibly President Biden—to prosecution for tax evasion.
Joe Biden is now getting out ahead of what surely will be more whistleblowers in the future by nominating a man, like Hampton Dellinger, who is personal friends of the Bidens, who has a history of protecting the interests of the Bidens, and who has given campaign donations to the Biden Campaign.
This is how real corruption works in Washington, D.C. It’s not the cartoonish absurdities of Donald Trump and his children. It’s nominating an ally to a key position in the bureaucracy who will quietly work to ensure that no further scandals occur in the view of the public for as long as you remain in power.
All this, as a purportedly thorough House GOP impeachment inquiry is underway. The GOP is yet again being outmaneuvered by a man they’ve consistently called “Sleepy” Joe Biden.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon. He writes opinion articles from a Conservative perspective.