Biden DOJ Thwarts GOP Senators Seeking Answers On Hunter Biden Investigation, Conflict Of Interest | Eastern North Carolina Now | The Department of Justice (DOJ) apparently blocked Republican senators from questioning a U.S. attorney on an ongoing federal investigation into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ) apparently blocked Republican senators from questioning a U.S. attorney on an ongoing federal investigation into President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.

    Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote to U.S. attorney David Weiss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in May about potential conflicts of interest and the state of the investigation. The senators received a response from the DOJ, not Weiss, earlier this month.

    The letter began by referencing responses that the DOJ had made to the senators' queries on the Hunter Biden investigation on February 19, 2021, March 22, 2021, July 13, 2021, and February 2, 2022.

    "As the Department explained in those responses, Department attorneys receive ethics and professional responsibility training as appropriate, sign a pledge to maintain public trust in government, and are subject to the Department's scrupulous ethics and recusal protocols," the letter said.

    The senators had asked Weiss, who is leading the investigation into Hunter Biden, about former acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Nicholas McQuaid's role in the probe. McQuaid, who is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, was a colleague of Hunter Biden's criminal defense attorney Christopher Clark before joining the Biden administration.

    "While the Department appreciates your interest in this matter, consistent with its policies, it will not be able to provide you with any further information regarding Department officials' employment or specific recusal decisions," the DOJ's response continued.

    The DOJ suggested in a February letter that McQuaid had recused himself from the case, saying "Pursuant to this pledge and applicable standards set forth in statutes, regulations, as well as longstanding Department policies and procedures, the Acting Assistant Attorney General is screened and recused from matters in which he has a financial interest or a personal business relationship, including matters involving his former law firm," according to The Washington Examiner.

    Hunter announced in December 2020, about a month after his father's election to the White House, that he was under investigation by the FBI for his "tax affairs."

    "I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs," Hunter said at the time. "I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors."
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