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To navigate legal quandaries, Biden leans on low-key counsel

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Election lawsuits multiplying by the day. An obscure federal agency blocking the presidential transition. The very legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory under assault as supporters of Donald Trump riot at the Capitol.
Amid all the turmoil, lawyer Dana Remus was the voice of calm for Team Biden.
Fighting on multiple fronts as Biden's top lawyer during the presidential transition, Remus made a lasting impression on her colleagues with her ability to block out the noise as she battled legal challenges and pushed ahead with the screening of Cabinet and judicial nominees. Now, she's the White House counsel.
“You could be in the middle of the hurly-burly and have a conversation with her, and the sort of atmospheric anxiety doesn't get in the way of the legal issues that you're dealing with," recalled Andrew Wright, who worked with Remus during the transition. “She's not panicky, which is always a good thing in a lawyer.”
Remus's toughest task may lie ahead: guiding Biden as the White House supports...

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