Post by FRONTMAN WEISS on Aug 31, 2023 17:56:56 GMT -5
...Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs worked on a response to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) and gave Weiss only the opportunity to review the letter it produced, not to draft his own.
The request from Grassley and Johnson to Weiss, which the Justice Department took over, came on May 9, 2022, and focused on McQuaid.
In their letter, Grassley and Johnson noted that Garland had ignored three separate requests for information about the high-ranking DOJ official. McQuaid served as one of the top officials in the DOJ’s Criminal Division until the fall of 2022, putting him in a position to have influence over Hunter Biden’s case during a key period in the investigation.
Prior to joining the Justice Department under President Joe Biden, however, McQuaid was a partner at the law firm handling Hunter Biden’s defense, and before joining the Biden administration, he worked closely with Christopher Clark, who was, until recently, Hunter Biden’s lead defense attorney.
Grassley and Johnson had raised questions about whether McQuaid had recused himself from overseeing a probe to which he was so closely tied from his time in private practice. By May of last year, they’d grown frustrated enough to ask Weiss for answers about McQuaid, including whether anyone in the Delaware U.S. attorney’s office had had contact with him during the course of their Hunter Biden investigation...