he new acting head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is none other than a former colleague Hunter Biden’s attorney, Fox News reports.
What’s more, this information comes amidst an investigation into Hunter’s suspicious foreign business escapades.
Yes, you read that right: the new acting head of the division is a former colleague of the attorney who is representing Hunter Biden in an ongoing Justice Department investigation.
Seems like an egregious conflict of interest.
Nicholas McQuaid joined the Justice Department in January after several years working as a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.
Also a partner in that office is Christopher Clark, who appears to be representing Joe Biden’s son in an ongoing investigation.
“They worked on the same cases right up until McQuaid took the job at the Department of Justice,” Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson reported.
Court Records show that McQuiad and Clark worked on some of the same cases. On January 21, Latham & Watkins filed a motion to withdraw McQuaid from a case Clark was working on. According to the Justice Department, that was one day after McQuaid was named as the head of the criminal division.
An attempt to cover their tracks, perhaps?
“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 noted.
If anything raises suspicions, it’s this.
In his new role as principal deputy assistant attorney general and named acting assistant attorney general for the criminal division, McQuaid will oversee criminal investigations, including any probe into the president’s son.
McQuaid’s role leading the division is temporary, as Biden will nominate a permanent head who would require Senate confirmation.