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Key Lawyer for Hunter Biden Suddenly Departs Case

In light of the younger Biden’s broken plea deal and diversion arrangement, one of his attorneys reportedly filed a request to leave the younger Biden’s case on Tuesday.

In an application for leave to withdraw from representing Hunter Biden, attorney Christopher J. Clark cited the vice president’s role as a witness in discussions with Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors about a guilty plea and diversion deal.

Former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Clark is now a partner with the legal firm Clark Smith Villazor LLP.

Along with Hunter Biden, he has defended prominent clients including Elon Musk and Mark Cuban.

Abbe Lowell, another lawyer for Biden, was appointed Monday as additional counsel in the Delaware lawsuit.

On CBS News on Sunday, Lowell appeared to defend Hunter Biden before the complaint was brought against him.

At the court session in late July where Hunter Biden’s guilty plea and diversion plan fell through, Clark was defending him. Biden’s diversion deal had an immunity clause that Delaware U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika carefully examined.

This led to a dispute between Clark and DOJ prosecutor Leo Wise about the extent of Biden’s possible immunity.

Hunter Biden’s primary prosecutor, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, was appointed special counsel on Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

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