Report: DOJ has hired the ex-business partner of Hunter Biden’s criminal defense attorney

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WASHINGTON, DC- Where’s Hunter? Apparently helping cronies of his criminal defense attorney being picked to work in the Justice Department in daddy’s administration.

The Washington Examiner, citing a report on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News is reporting that Nicholas McQuaid, a former federal prosecutor was picked as acting chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division. Hunter Biden admitted after Joe Biden won the election that he was under federal investigation.

 

Carlson said Friday that McQuaid has worked with Christopher Clark as partners at Latham & Watkins and had worked together on cases up until the time McQuaid took the job at Justice.

“On Jan. 21 of this year, the same day Nicholas McQuaid was featured in a Justice Department press release, Latham & Watkins filed a motion in court to withdraw McQuaid as an attorney [in a case] he was working on with Christopher Clark.

So that means Joe Biden put at the head of the criminal division the partner of the guy his son had hired to defend him against the criminal division,” Carlson said.

C’mon, man!

Carlson said his producers had reached out to the Justice Department in order to obtain a comment, however he said they refused to confirm or deny if McQuaid would recuse himself from matters involving Hunter Biden and his former partner.

“It’s all pretty amazing. Another reminder, there’s a lot going on with the Biden family,” Carlson said.

The Washington Examiner said they also reached out to the Justice Department for comment, however no reply was immediately forthcoming.

McQuaid is no stranger to the inner workings of Washington, DC politics, having previously served as deputy White House during the Obama administration, while also spending several years as a prosecutor with the Southern District of New York, after which he went into private practice.

McQuaid and Clark are listed on court filings together in the UY.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York throughout last year.

It was reported on Law.com on Dec. 15 that “Hunter Biden hired Latham & Watkins partner Christopher Clark as he came under a federal investigation focused on his taxes and business.”

Clark, listed as a New York partner at Latham & Watkins also refused to answer questions from the Examiner about his business relationship with McQuaid, his relationship with Hunter Biden, and whether he had ever discussed Biden’s case with McQuaid.

McQuaid, who had been listed as a New York partner for the law firm has since had his name removed, likely after his last day at the firm last week.

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The day after Joe Biden was inaugurated, Law.com reported that McQuaid was named the acting leader of the U.S. Justice department’s criminal division, “according to people familiar with the move.”

Later that day, McQuaid told the court he had withdrawn from the case with Clark, telling the judge, Paul Engelmayer, “I am writing the Court to respectfully request that I be relieved as counsel for Defendant Brown Rudnick LLP,” because “my last day at Latham & Watkins was January 20, 2021.”

He said that Clark and two other attorneys would continue to represent their client and he was released from the case.

Hunter Biden through his legal team released a statement in December shared by Biden’s transition team said, “I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled by affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”

While Joe Biden has denied any involvement with his family’s business dealings, increased scrutiny has been placed on the family business ventures. Biden told CNN in December that his family would avoid conflicts of interest. Just like Burisma, right Joe?

“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict, with inappropriate distance from the presidency and government,” Biden said.

Law Enforcement Today reported in November that Biden’s family had leveraged his position as vice-president for their own personal gain to the tune of substantial financial gains. 

With that said, Biden’s younger brother Frank bragged about his ties to the administration during an advertisement on Inauguration Day for the Berman Law Group, based in Boca Raton, Florida where he serves as a non-attorney adviser.

Joe Biden had, according to a report in Politico this past week, warned Frank Biden about his potential business dealings during the campaign.

“For Christ’s sake, watch yourself,” Joe Biden is reported to have said, according to someone with knowledge of the conversation.

“Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.”

Meanwhile in December, Politico had also reported that federal officials were engaged in a criminal investigation into a hospital business with ties to James Biden, another brother of Joe Biden.

Reports say that Hunter Biden has been under criminal investigation for nearly three years, going back to 2018. Federal authorities are looking at his taxes, as well as foreign business dealings, as well as his financial dealings with China.

In October, Hunter Biden’s laptop was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop and subsequently recovered by officials, as well as then-President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Afterward, information came forth about Hunter Biden’s involvement in some rather nefarious activity.

Democrats and the mainstream media, however claimed the laptop was part of RUSSIAN disinformation. Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said at the time however that he had not seen intelligence supporting that ridiculous theory.

Biden’s now White House Press Secretary, the feckless Jen Psaki said back in December that Biden would not discuss the Hunter Biden investigation with any of his potential attorney general candidates, including after one was named and approved by the Senate.

Psaki (who never seems to answer a question) declined to say of the president would retain David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware who is investigating the Hunter Biden tax case.

McQuaid meanwhile was involved this past week in an indictment of a man named Douglass Mackey, who is accused of “conspiring with others in advance of the U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”

Hmmm. Sounds a bit like someone making up a Russia collusion hoax funded by the Democratic National Committee and the candidate’s campaign. But we digress.

The statement issued by the Eastern District of New York is the epitome of irony.

“There is no place in public discourse for lies and misinformation to defraud citizens of their right to vote,’ said Seth DuCharme, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday.

“With Mackey’s arrest, we serve notice that those who would subvert the democratic process in this manner cannot rely on the cloak of internet anonymity to evade responsibility for their crimes. They will be investigated, caught, and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

First amendment? We don’t need no stinking first amendment.

Welcome to Biden’s America.

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