Nicholas McQuaid, the principal deputy assistant attorney general of the United States, was a fellow partner of the attorney that Hunter Biden hired to represent him in the upcoming probe for possible tax and money laundering activities by DOJ.
Latham & Watkins and Clark didn’t respond to a request from Fox News on whether McQuaid was ever involved in the work of representing Hunter Biden. So far, there is no public information showing that McQuaid was involved in Clark’s representation of Hunter Biden.
Even though the investigation into Hunter Biden is being carried out by the federal prosecutor’s office in Delaware, McQuaid, as the principal deputy assistant attorney general and named acting assistant attorney general for the criminal division, will oversee all criminal investigations, including Hunter’s.
According to federal ethics law and DOJ regulations, McQuaid will not be allowed to work on the investigation of Hunter Biden unless justice ethics officials sign off.
“While not speaking to any particular matter,” a DOJ spokesperson told Axios, “all department employees are governed by the department’s ethics rules, including rules concerning recusal.”
McQuaid’s position is currently temporary, the president has yet to nominate a candidate for a permanent position and go through Senate for confirmation.