President Joe Biden appointed as director of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, which is supposed to investigate his son Hunter Biden, the former partner of Hunter Biden’s defense attorney, generating serious implications of an ethical conflict.
Nicholas McQuaid, former federal prosecutor and now director of the Criminal Division, was associated with Hunter Biden’s defense attorney Christopher Clark until Jan. 21, when he accepted the position, denounced Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, according to the following video.
“Both McQuaid and Clark were law partners together at Latham and Watkins, they worked on the same cases right up until McQuaid took the job at the Department of Justice,” Carlson reported.
He added, “On January 21st of this year, the same day, Nicholas McQuaid was featured in a Justice Department press release, Latham and Watkins filed a motion in court to withdraw McQuaid as an attorney he was working on with Christopher Clark.”
“That means Joe Biden put as the head of the Criminal Division, the partner of the guy his son had hired to defend him against the Criminal Division,” Carlson explained.
The data provided by Carlson was verified by Axios as reported on Feb. 1.
““Potential conflicts between lawyers entering government and their former clients or firms are quite common,” Kedric Payne, senior director of ethics at the Campaign Legal Center, said of this case.
He expanded, saying, “This situation is one of the many initial tests of Biden’s ethics pledge, which looks great on paper, but time will tell if it is effective in practice,” he added. “Enforcement is essential.”
Hunter Biden reported in mid-December that he had been under investigation by the Justice Department for at least a year for some of his foreign business dealings with companies in China and Ukraine.
“I learned for the first time yesterday that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware informed my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in December.
Despite mounting evidence against him for possible corruption in large international business deals, much of it published by the New York Post based on documents found on an abandoned computer owned by Hunter Biden, he has not been convicted.
Moreover, it is known that the FBI has had evidence of his criminal actions since 2015, but the results of those investigations have not been published, nor the files of the computer mentioned by the New York Post, which are also in the possession of the FBI since December 2019.