The overall theme of the Axios post is to emphasize “division” between the Biden administration, whose appointees will make the final decision on whether to take action against the president’s son, and Hunter’s lawyers. What it actually reveals is that the White House is coordinating with Hunter’s lawyer.
Top aides to President Biden have clashed with Hunter Biden’s team over strategies for dealing with the legal battles and Republican attacks that surround the president’s son…
Longtime Biden lawyer Bob Bauer, who is married to White House senior advisor Anita Dunn, had recommended Hunter’s previous lawyer for the congressional investigations, Josh Levy. But Bauer had no role in hiring Lowell…
In January, Lowell — who recently represented Republicans such as Jared Kushner, former President Trump’s son-in-law — met privately with Bauer and top White House officials, including Dunn and special counsel Dick Sauber, to clear the air and discuss the new strategy.
Why is this even happening?
Hunter Biden is 53 years old. 53!. He’s not a child. He’s a father with kids. He is capable of handling his legal issues without involving the Biden administration. The administration is choosing to be involved. Hunter’s lawyer meeting with top White House officials is coordination and while we know how this will play out, it’s more obvious than ever that they’re hardly even bothering to avoid the appearance of corruption.
Biden can’t have his people coordinate strategy with his son’s lawyer and then pretend that his administration has no involvement in the case.
It’s like hiring the partner of the head of the DOJ’s criminal division to handle Hunter’s case.
A top official at the U.S. Justice Department was a law partner with Hunter Biden’s attorney Chris Clark, raising serious concerns about potential conflicts of interest as the years-long federal probe into the president’s son has reportedly reached a critical stage.
Clark, a partner at New York-based firm Latham & Watkins, worked with Nicholas McQuaid on at least four different cases when he was also a partner at the practice, court records indicate.
The cases were high-stakes commercial litigation where the pair regularly defended clients facing multimillion-dollar lawsuits.
McQuaid was named acting head of the Justice Department’s criminal division on Jan 20, 2021 — the day President Biden was inaugurated.
Clark started representing Hunter Biden a month before.
Those meetings have gotta be good.
Lowell and Chris Clark, who is representing Hunter in the Justice Department probe, declined to comment on their financial arrangements with the president’s son. The White House declined to comment.
Last week, Clark met with Justice Department lawyers about that investigation, amid speculation that a decision on whether to charge Hunter could come soon.
Give your boss my regards.