What’s going on here?
Another person linked to Biden is now in the hot seat, and is facing unspecified allegations.
I wonder what exactly O’Brien did, and why Santa Clara University chose to let him go? The school is pretty vague with the reason.
Are they being vague because this is a really serious thing they are accusing him of?
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Do they want to let the investigation proceed before making any allegations public?
I don’t know.
What I do know is this: Biden sure does have a lot of people close to him that are under some sort of investigation.
Take a look:
Fox News reported:
The Rev. Kevin O'Brien, the president of Santa Clara University and the priest who delivered the Roman Catholic Mass for President Biden on the morning of his inauguration, is on leave from his job at the school after unspecified allegations against him.
John Sobrato, the chair of the university's board of trustees, delivered the message in a letter to the university community this week. He said there have been allegations that O'Brien engaged in conversations contrary to the religious traditions of the school.
"I have been informed by the Provincial of the USA West Province that the Jesuit Provincial Office recently received accounts that Father O’Brien exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries," Sobrato said.
The New York Post had more:
The Jesuit priest who officiated then-President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural Mass — and has been a family friend for almost 15 years — is under investigation for unspecified allegations and is now on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in California, according to the college.
In January, O’Brien gave the service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris before the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol.
He also presided over services for Biden’s inaugurations as vice president.
The priest — who has been president of Santa Clara University since July 2019 — has known the Biden family for about 15 years, according to the university. When he met the family, he was serving at Georgetown University, another Jesuit college.