July 29, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the New York and District of Columbia disciplinary committees calling for an investigation into the allegations Hunter Biden’s legal counsel misled the judge in his case. President Biden’s son is accused of tax crimes and possession of a firearm by a person who is a known drug user.
“I’ve heard from countless Americans who are concerned our justice system is being weaponized against President Biden’s political opponents while his son gets preferential treatment,” said Ricketts. “There needs to be accountability for any misconduct or favoritism, including Hunter Biden’s own legal team. Faith in our justice system has been gravely damaged by the Biden administration’s mishandling of recent cases and restoring its integrity is essential.”
Ricketts is asking the disciplinary committee in New York and the Disciplinary Counsel in D.C. to investigate Christopher Clark, a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and lead attorney for Hunter Biden, and Jessica Bengels, Managing Attorney of Litigation Services in their New York office.
Earlier this week, Judge Maryellen Noreika threatened sanctions against Biden’s attorneys. The judge explained that an employee at Biden’s legal firm called the court clerk’s office and falsely claimed to work for a law firm hired by House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith in the hopes of persuading the clerk to remove an amicus brief alleging federal prosecutors’ investigation of Biden was tainted by political interference.
“While the exact details of this matter are uncertain, it appears an ethical line was crossed,” wrote Ricketts in the letter. “Regardless of whether or not it was Ms. Bengels or another staff member at Latham & Watkins who called the clerk, the circumstances surrounding the incident demand an investigation. Furthermore, it was the responsibility of Biden’s lead lawyer, Christopher Clark, to ensure his team conducted themselves in a manner consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct.”
The full letter is available here.
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