It turns out that at least one of Hunter Biden’s connections is getting a role in President Joe Biden’s administration.
The Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson reports that Nicholas McQuaid, the man Biden has selected to be the acting chief of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) criminal division, is actually a former business partner of son Hunter Biden’s criminal defense attorney.
The Hunter connection
As we know, there are currently multiple investigations being led by federal authorities into Hunter Biden. The investigations reportedly are focused on two things: Hunter’s taxes and his foreign business dealings.
Hunter is being legally represented in this matter by the law firm Latham & Watkins.
McQuaid is a member of this law firm, and one of his partners is Christopher Clark, the man that Hunter has hired to defend him against any charges that might result from the federal investigations.
Carlson reports that Lathan & Watkins filed a motion to withdraw McQuaid from a case that he was working on with Clark on January 21st.
What does this all mean?
Carlson put it most strikingly.
“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. Whoa,” he said.
Carlson said that he attempted to reach out to the DOJ for a comment on whether McQuaid would recuse himself from any matter that may involve Hunter. The DOJ has refused to answer.
“We reached out to the Justice Department for a comment on this,” Carlson said. “They refused to say whether McQuaid would recuse himself for matters involving Hunter Biden and his former partner, who is representing Hunter Biden. It’s all pretty amazing. Another reminder, there’s a lot going on within the Biden family.”
That’s for sure.
In addition to working for the firm that will be representing Hunter in any case stemming from the current federal investigations that he is facing, McQuaid was the deputy White House counsel for the Obama administration. He also at one point was a prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.
On January 21st, it was announced that McQuaid was picked to lead the DOJ’s criminal division. Apparently, conflicts of interest are welcome in the Biden administration.