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Joe Biden And Senate Dems Called For Special Counsel In Case Mirroring Hunter Biden Scandal

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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Then-Senator Joe Biden joined 35 of his colleagues in calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the corrupt dealings of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2006, a case that mirrors the alleged conflicts of interest in Hunter Biden’s dealings with China and Ukraine.

Abramoff was convicted of bribery and fraud in 2006 and spent nearly four years in prison. Biden joined 35 other Democratic Senators including then-Senator Barack Obama in sending a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales requesting he open a special counsel investigation into the case. The 2006 letter claimed Abramoff had abused his close relationship with the White House to sell influence to clients. The accusation mirrors those leveled by critics against Hunter Biden, who received $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian oil company and traveled on official diplomacy trips to China with his father when he was vice president.