GOP Sens turn up the heat on Delaware prosecutor for suspicious recusal in Hunter Biden case

A new inquiry from Republican senators has presented doubts about the integrity of the Department of Justice, regarding the federal tax fraud investigation of Hunter Biden, as Attorney General Merrick Garland has repeatedly refused to clarify the involvement of known Biden associates in the case.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) penned a letter to United States Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss Monday seeking to better understand to what degree Nicholas McQuaid is involved in the Biden investigation. McQuaid, the current Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division in Delaware formerly worked at the law firm Latham & Watkins with Biden attorney Chris Clark, according to the New York Post.

“On February 3, 2021, March 9, 2021, and November 10, 2021, we wrote letters to Attorney General Garland with respect to Nicholas McQuaid…and his conflicts of interest in the Hunter Biden criminal case,” the senators wrote.

“In those letters, we specifically raised concerns about the fact that Mr. McQuaid worked with Hunter Biden’s criminal attorney until he was hired by the Biden Administration on January 20, 2021. This association creates a clear conflict of interest yet the Department has failed to provide adequate responses to answer the threshold questions about whether Mr. McQuaid has or had any role in the Hunter Biden criminal case and whether he has been recused from it,” they continued.

Johnson and Grassley have remained at the forefront of the investigation into the alleged corrupt dealings of Hunter Biden and Communist Chinese businesses, among others, that are believed to have benefited from then-Vice President Joe Biden’s influence and connections. In the letter, they make mention of their speeches on the Senate floor exposing the “financial relationships between Hunter and James Biden and Chinese nationals connected to the communist regime.”

Those records were invoked as part of a broader concern over the extent to which the Justice Department may be compromised. As a potential grand jury trial pertaining to financial transactions would take place in Delaware, Biden’s past remarks about his being “privileged to have worked with and know every judge in the chancery court” and Garland’s stonewalling have moved doubts about the legitimacy of an investigation to the forefront.

“In light of Mr. McQuaid’s clear conflicts in the Hunter Biden investigation, Attorney General Garland’s silence draws serious suspicion and has cast a cloud over the investigation – a cloud that could easily be removed if the Justice Department showed a modicum of transparency,” the senators wrote.

As such, they are requesting Weiss answer some of the basic questions that Garland has thus far ignored. In addition to the status of McQuaid’s recusal from the Hunter Biden criminal case, they wish to know if other employees at the U.S. Attorney’s Office have been given recusals, if employees have been in communication with McQuaid, and if the District of Delaware is being properly supported by the Justice Department with regard to the Biden case.

Furthermore, they seek confirmation as to whether a grand jury subpoena has indeed been issued to a myriad of banks “for records relating to Hunter Biden, James Biden, Sara Biden, John R. Walker, Eric Schwerin, Devon Archer and corporate entities linked to them, including but not limited to, Hudson West III and the Lion Hall Group.”

“If not,” they ask, “why not?”

Lastly, they ask Weiss whether the need for a “special counsel or independent counsel” has been communicated pertaining to Hunter Biden with answers to their questions expected by or before May 23.

Kevin Haggerty


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