Democrat President Joe Biden has picked a second lawyer, who is connected with his son Hunter Biden and the infamous Ukrainian company Burisma, as his nominee for a high-ranking job at the Department of Justice.
Biden tipped Hampton Dellinger, a graduate of Yale Law School and former North Carolina attorney general, to become an assistant attorney general at the Office of Legal Policy of the DOJ.
Dellinger’s profile on LinkedIn informs that between May 2013 and November 2020 he was a partner at law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, the same firm in which Hunter Biden was a counsel between 2010 and 2017 when he reportedly left.
Hunter Biden brought corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma as a client to Boies Schiller Flexner in 2014, the same year when he joined the former’s board on $83,333 monthly salary despite having no experience in the gas business or in Ukraine.
In his book “Beautiful Things”, Hunter mentions that he brought Burisma as a client and that Boies Schiller Flexner wanted to inspect whether the Ukraine company was corrupt before it took it on.
Leaked emails found on Hunter Biden’s hard drive revealed that Joe Biden’s new Hunter-linked DOJ nominee Dellinger was part of the law firm’s crisis management and government response team.
In one of the emails, William Isaacson, a partner at the law firm, confirmed that Biden and Dellinger, among others, were going to attend a party he hosted for the crisis management team.
The following month Hunter Biden brought Burisma as a client to Boies Schiller Flexner.
It remains unclear whether DOJ nominee Dellinger was involved in any way with work on Burisma.
However, there are archived links to the webpage of the Boies Schiller Flexner crisis management team listing him as among a dozen lawyers who were part of it in June 2014 and later on.
Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been investigated by federal authorities over his taxes and foreign business dealings since 2018.
The DOJ Office of Legal Policy serves as a main policy advisor to the US Attorney General, according to the Department’s website.
Before he nominated Dellinger for the senior Justice Department job in question, Joe Biden also nominated Nicholas McQuaid, another buddy of Hunter’s, to lead temporarily the criminal division of DOJ.
McQuaid, who had worked closely with Chris Clark, one of Hunter’s criminal defense lawyers, recused himself from participating in any matters relating to Hunter Biden.