(PatriotWise.com)- Two Republican senators are demanding to know if a senior Justice Department official with links to Hunter Biden has recused himself from any involvement with the US Attorney in Delaware’s ongoing investigation into Hunter’s taxes.
Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson have pressed the US Attorney in Delaware to divulge if Nicholas McQuaid, the acting assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division has recused himself from the investigation.
McQuaid formerly worked with Hunter’s criminal attorney Chris Clark at the law firm Latham & Watkins.
In their letter to US Attorney David Weiss in Delaware, Johnson and Grassley warned that Attorney General Merrick Garland had previously dismissed three separate letters they sent last year calling attention to McQuaid’s conflict of interest and demanding that he recuse himself from Weiss’ probe.
In the letters to Garland, dated February 3, March 9, and November 10, 2021, the senators repeatedly blasted the Justice Department for refusing to answer their questions regarding McQuaid’s previous association with Hunter’s criminal attorney which they believe create “a clear conflict of interest.”
Since they were unable to get answers from Garland, the senators took their concerns to Weiss, asking him if McQuaid had recused himself from the case and if the US Attorney’s office has received “sufficient resources and support from the Justice Department to properly execute the Hunter Biden criminal case.”
In their letter to Weiss, the senators expressed concern that AG Garland’s “silence” on the matter “draws serious suspicion” and “casts a cloud over the investigation.”
Weiss was appointed in 2018 by former President Trump and began the investigation into Hunter’s taxes a short time later.
Hunter confirmed he was under federal investigation for tax fraud in late 2020.
The probe is said to be reviewing possible violations of foreign lobbying, money laundering, and fraud.
When he entered office, President Biden kept Weiss on, in large part because he knew firing the guy investigating his son would have been a political landmine.
Weiss will be permitted to remain until his investigation into the president’s son has been completed.