President Joe Biden has nominated Hampton Dellinger, a former colleague of Hunter Biden at a law firm linked to energy company Burisma Holdings, to serve as special counsel. This decision was announced as the term of the current special counsel, Henry Kerner, comes to an end. The Office of Special Counsel primarily ensures the protection of the merit system and safeguards federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially retaliation for whistleblowing.
Hampton Dellinger previously served as an assistant attorney general overseeing the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy between October 2021 and June 2023. Notably, Dellinger had also made campaign donations to President Biden.
Dellinger, a Yale Law School graduate, worked at Boies Schiller Flexner on their Crisis Management and Government Response team during Hunter Biden’s tenure as counsel at the same firm. Boies Schiller Flexner represented Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company on whose board Hunter Biden served.
Emails retrieved from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop reveal his close collaboration with the law firm’s crisis management team, including interactions with Dellinger. These emails also mention private gatherings attended by Dellinger and Hunter Biden, shedding light on their working relationship.
While it’s unclear whether Dellinger was directly involved in Burisma-related matters, other partners at the firm closely communicated with Hunter and his business partner, Eric Schwerin, regarding crisis management for Burisma.
In addition to his professional ties to Hunter Biden, Hampton Dellinger had contributed to President Biden’s 2020 campaign and Biden Victory Fund, with a combined donation of $1,500.
It’s important to note that the role Dellinger has been nominated for is unrelated to the special counsel currently investigating President Biden’s handling of classified documents. Instead, this position is primarily focused on safeguarding whistleblowers and addressing potential Hatch Act violations.
The White House has not responded to inquiries from Fox News Digital regarding this nomination.