WASHINGTON – The primary lawyer representing Hunter Biden in his criminal case has formally requested permission from a federal judge in Delaware to withdraw as Biden’s legal counsel. This motion has been prompted by the potentiality of his becoming a witness in the case due to the dissolution of a plea agreement that he had previously negotiated with prosecutors.
Attorney Christopher Clark lodged a formal request on Tuesday, seeking the court’s consent to step down from his role in the case. This application cites concerns regarding the now-invalidated plea agreement that Biden had entered into concerning tax charges, as well as a diversion agreement related to an offense involving gun possession.
“In light of recent developments, it appears likely that the negotiation and formulation of the plea agreement and diversion agreement will be contested. Mr. Clark possesses firsthand knowledge of these issues,” stated the motion.
Biden will continue to be represented by other legal representatives, including Abbe Lowell. Lowell had recently made appearances on Sunday talk shows to discuss the appointment of a special counsel for the investigation. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has conferred special counsel status upon U.S. Attorney David Weiss, the prosecutor in Delaware who has overseen the ongoing five-year investigation involving the youngest son of President Joe Biden.