Use of Public Office For Private Gain

5 C.F.R. §2635.702: Use of Public Office for Private Gain states:

An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain… or for the private gain of friends, relatives or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a non-governmental capacity.

28 CFR § 600.1 – Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel:

§ 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.
The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted and –

(a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney’s Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances; and

(b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the matter.

Hunter Biden is clearly a person who has amassed vast private gain by use of his fathers public office. Newly minted Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Attorney Generals office clearly should investigate whether Hunter Biden obtained private gain by way of his father’s position of Senator from Delaware, Vice-president in the Obama regime, and now as president.

Biden appointed Garland to the office of Attorney General. He cannot therefore appoint any from the U.S. Attorney’s office. He must appoint an independent special counsel to investigate not only Hunter Biden, but likely also President Biden himself because Hunter Biden’s laptop computer shows that half of the ill gotten gains he got for himself, were paid to his father.

The Biden crime family has amassed a fortune far beyond any that could have been accomplished by his public service career as Senator, Vice President and now as President. Hunter Biden was given lucrative positions in foreign countries in exchange for access to this father who was in a position to help them obtain lucrative treatment by the U.S. Government.

Department of Justice guidelines (28 C.F.R. § 45.2) tell us unequivocally that there is a conflict of interest if there is any “political” relationship to anyone with substantial involvement in the investigation:

… No employee shall participate in the criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with

(1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or

(2) Any person or organization he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.

Clearly, Biden, who has a political relationship with Garland, would have a specific and substantial interest in the outcome of an investigation of his son, and he was “substantially” involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation and prosecution.

Since any investigation of Hunter Biden should be aimed at determining whether or not he was peddling influence in Ukraine in a corrupt manner, seeking favorable action for his clients by his father.

Making this clearer, 5 C.F.R. §2635.702: Use of Public Office for Private Gain states:

An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain… or for the private gain of friends, relatives or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a non-governmental capacity.

John D. O’Connor at the American Thinker:

Department of Justice guidelines (28 C.F.R. § 45.2) tell us unequivocally that there is a conflict of interest if there is any “political” relationship to anyone with substantial involvement in the investigation:

… No employee shall participate in the criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with

(1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or

(2) Any person or organization he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.

Clearly, Biden, who has a political relationship with Garland, would have a specific and substantial interest in the outcome of an investigation of his son, and he was “substantially” involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation and prosecution.

Since any investigation of Hunter Biden should be aimed at determining whether or not he was peddling influence in Ukraine in a corrupt manner, seeking favorable action for his clients by his father.

Making this clearer, 5 C.F.R. §2635.702: Use of Public Office for Private Gain states:

An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain… or for the private gain of friends, relatives or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a non-governmental capacity.

Much more on this at John D. O’Conner’s essay at the link aboove.

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