Biden Appoints Who To His Counsel?

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( – Obama administration veteran Ed Siskel has been appointed by President Biden as his new White House Counsel. Siskel had been integral in protecting then-President Obama from the House Republicans’ inquiries about Solyndra and Benghazi.

On Tuesday Biden released an announcement noting Siskel’s appointment. In it he pointed out that for years Siskel had been working in public service and that his experience in “defending the rule of law” made him the right choice for the position. He added that during his time as Vice President in the Obama administration, he had seen Siskel navigate some “complex challenges” while assisting the president’s agenda.

Siskel is going to be joining the White House at a time when the President is under federal investigation by a special counsel over his alleged mishandling of classified documents that were found in his home and office. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden is also facing a special counsel investigation and is being investigated by the House Republicans who are looking into his foreign business activities. There are also calls from the Republican party for impeaching President Biden.

Siskel is going to be replacing Stuart Delery, the current counsel who is set to leave his post in September.

The Chicago Sun-Times in their report noted that Siskel had been important in assisting the Obama administration in handling congressional inquiries as well as “other political landmines” such as the case of Solyndra, a solar panel company, who had received aid from the government, and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi which had cost four American lives.

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