As America continues to brace for whatever comes next in this wild and drawn out electoral drama, the team behind Joe Biden is continuing to move ahead with their plans to assume the role of President come January 20th.
Given just how vociferously angry the Democrats have been for the last four years, and how often they’ve hoped to catch President Trump doing something that they can use against him, one would think that the Biden team would be chomping at the bit to get into the White House and add some presidential gravity to that endeavor.
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.”
And while this somewhat unexpected decision is good news for President Trump, it is unlikely that it will affect the work of other jurisdictions looking to prosecute President Trump, including the Southern District of New York.
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