Most of the time it isn’t newsworthy when someone hires an attorney in our nation’s capital. Especially in today’s legalistic and sue-happy society. However, when a well-known official in the Obama Administration decides to ‘lawyer up’ with a well-respected criminal defense attorney, it’s a notable exception.
This legal eagle is a veteran and one of the best attorneys for politicians involved in ethics ‘challenges.’ He was Bill Clinton’s attorney during the Whitewater investigation and the Monica Lewinsky scandal… represented Rahm Emanuel during the case involving former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich… worked for Clinton cabinet members Federico Pena and Alexis Herman during their corruption probes… plus Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and George W. Bush’s political director Sara Taylor when they were involved in scandals.
His name is Neil Eggleston — and you won’t believe who hired him.
Is it former IRS Commissioner Lois Lerner? Nope.
Secretary of State John Kerry? Not this time.
Recently embattled Veterans Administration Director Eric Shinseki? Wrong again.
It’s none other than the Commander-In-Chief himself, Barack Hussein Obama, who hired Eggleston as White House Counsel last month.
The White House Dossier reports: “Eggleston is the kind of guy you go to when someone tells you, ‘time to lawyer up’… is Obama looking for more protection for the White House from the various GOP Congressional probes, or is he aware of the possibility that something much, much worse could break?”
Obama could be concerned about both scenarios. House Government Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-California) said that House Republicans have run out of patience with the President, and that more criminal charges are on the way. On May 7, Ted Cruz released a list of 76 lawless actions and abuses of power by the Obama Adminstration.
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