A non-profit that made Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley its executive director in 2014 got a $166,000 grant around the same time.
The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, said the timing of both actions raised questions. The grant was reportedly competitive and the Delaware Center for Justice was one of three non-profits that received it.
“The timing of the grant approval and his daughter’s ascent to leadership in the organization that received it makes it necessary for the agencies involved to investigate whether Biden improperly used his influence to steer this grant to his daughter,” said Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project.
Joe Biden strongly advocated the Edward Byrne grant and helped funnel $1.7 billion to it while in the Senate. It was created to support local law enforcement, but has been criticized by the ACLU for perpetuating “racial disparities, police corruption, over-incarceration and civil rights abuses.”
Ashley Biden was paid $82,000 annually to be executive director of the organization in 2014, which was $13,000 more than her predecessor.
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