It seems as though the last four years of US political history is overflowing with investigations. It seems as though everyone in our federal government isn’t just under the microscope of public service, but also under some sort of high-level probe.
Heck, at this point we’re now investigating the investigators in several cases, particularly those pertaining to the Robert Mueller “RussiaGate” probe.
So, with an apparent Biden presidency inbound, one has to wonder if ol’ Joe will want to continue the tradition and take a litigious peek at No. 45’s time in the White House.
Apparently, this isn’t the case.
President-elect Joe Biden has privately told advisers that he doesn’t want his presidency to be consumed by investigations of his predecessor, according to five people familiar with the discussions, despite pressure from some Democrats who want inquiries into President Donald Trump, his policies and members of his administration.
Biden has raised concerns that investigations would further divide a country he is trying to unite and risk making every day of his presidency about Trump, said the sources, who spoke on background to offer details of private conversations.
They said he has specifically told advisers that he is wary of federal tax investigations of Trump or of challenging any orders Trump may issue granting immunity to members of his staff before he leaves office. One adviser said Biden has made it clear that he “just wants to move on.”
President Trump is already under investigation by the Southern District of New York – a legal body outside of the jurisdiction of the presidential pardon.