Five Questions with Former Delaware U.S. Attorney Charlie Oberly
Charlie Oberly was the U.S. Attorney in Delaware during the Obama administration. Unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Charlie had previously served as the state’s attorney general. He is well versed in both state and federal prosecutions. So when the details of Hunter Biden’s indictment emerged earlier this week, (following the failed plea agreement on tax charges and pre-trial diversion agreement on gun charges in July), I knew we’d have some questions for Charlie. He graciously agreed to share his insights about federal prosecutions in Delaware, and the Biden case in particular, with us tonight.
Fun fact: Charlie was both preceded and succeeded in office by David Weiss, who was the acting U.S. Attorney in Delaware at the end of the George W. Bush administration and the Trump appointee for the position in that administration. Weiss was held over by the Biden administration in the U.S. Attorney position so he could complete the Hunter Biden case, which began during the Trump administration, without any allegation of political interference in the matter by a newly appointed person.
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