Biden’s Top WH Lawyer Prepares Exit

For over three years, Stuart Delery served as White House counsel, advising President Joe Biden on legal matters as he dealt with pandemic response implementation, Republican investigations, and significant legislative initiatives. Next month, Delery will depart his position as the first openly homosexual person to hold this position in the White House.

After the Democrat won the 2020 presidential election and replaced Trump, Delery became part of the transition legal team for President Joe Biden. After Biden’s original attorney, Dana Remus, departed the White House last summer, he was promoted from deputy counsel to counsel. Delery made history by becoming the first homosexual White House attorney.

President Biden described Delery as “a valued advisor and a frequent source of new legal thought.”

There are some Republicans in Congress who want to investigate whether or not they can impeach the president. Meanwhile, a special counsel appointed by Biden’s attorney general is looking into whether or not the President kept any sensitive materials at his home or old office in Delaware or Washington. Oversight and investigations at the White House are handled by a team of around a dozen legal, legislative, and communications staffers.

Jeff Zients, President Biden’s chief of staff, has requested resignation or continuation of service decisions from Cabinet members and other top officials by the end of the summer.

Delery, the White House’s senior lawyer, was a key advisor to President Biden when he developed an order to erase $400 billion in student loans last year. Borrowers will be responsible for making payments again in the autumn after the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision with conservative justices in the majority, ruled that the government had overstepped its power with the scheme.

Biden presented a more moderate approach to help with student loans last month. Federal legislation regulating the student loan program is the basis for the new plan. A legal challenge has been filed against the revised scheme as well.

Delery also helped the government implement new restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border to discourage illegal entry and encourage asylum seekers to use a new online application procedure.