Public interest group pressing DOJ for transparency on issue related to Hunter Biden
- November 22, 2022
Staff, Just the News
The departure of a top Justice Department official highlights the dangers of a lack of transparency and potential conflicts of interest, says the public interest watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT).
The group issued a warning on Tuesday about the risks to the public’s trust in government, citing a lack of transparency in the case of Nicholas McQuaid, who was appointed by President Biden to serve as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. It was recently reported that McQuaid is returning to his old law firm Latham & Watkins at which former colleague Christopher Clark, with whom he represented at least one client, was hired by Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
PPT filed a transparency lawsuit against the DOJ last July for “the agency’s refusal to comply with requests for records regarding waivers to federal ethics laws and potential conflicts of interest among high-level staff,” among which is the case of McQuaid.