Hunter Biden’s Lead Attorney Files Motion to Withdraw; Expects to Serve as Witness Following Failed Plea Deal

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On Tuesday, Chris Clark, lead attorney in the federal case against Hunter Biden, asked to withdraw from the case.  In the motion to withdraw, Clark cited a “witness-advocate” rule in Delaware which would prevent him from staying on as an attorney.  He anticipates that he will serve as a witness in a potential trial that will be focused on the now-failed plea deal that he helped to devise between Biden and U.S. Attorney David Weiss.  Last week on Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel in the case which coincided with Wiess’s prosecutors stating they were “at an impasse” with Biden’s legal team over the terms of the plea bargain. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika unexpectedly rejected the plea deal, calling it “unusual” and had concerns that it would provide immunity for Hunter being charged with future crimes, including the Foreign Agents Registration Act.