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Attorney Accused of Retaliating Against Hunter Prosecutor

By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2024 02:55 PM EST

A Philadelphia-based U.S. attorney is alleged to have retaliated against a federal prosecutor after the prosecutor's investigation into Hunter Biden, a charge the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia denies.

Jacqueline Romero terminated building access to Derek Hines, who joined a pre-indictment criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his millions of dollars of foreign income, sources told the New York Post.  

"The representations about AUSA Hines' detail are inaccurate," the Public Affairs Office told Newsmax in a statement, referring to the abbreviation of assistant U.S. attorney. "U.S. Attorney Romero never discouraged Derek Hines from accepting the detail. In fact, she did support, authorize, and sign off on his detail."

Romero was nominated to her position by President Joe Biden in 2022 and has had a connection to the Biden family via Hunter Biden's brother Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. According to the Post's sources, Romero "left little doubt" that Hunter Biden should not face charges.

"Members of this office had relationships with Beau Biden, as colleagues, friends, and supervisors, when he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney here," the Public Affairs Office statement said. "USA Romero does not have a relationship with the Biden family and didn't express any view on the merits of the Hunter Biden investigation."

Romero and her lieutenant, first assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson Thayer, co-lead of the Philadelphia office are considered partners on management decisions, according to the Post.

"AUSA Thayer did not communicate to colleagues that AUSA Hines was 'banned' from the office, and AUSA Hines' office was not taken away. It sits untouched, awaiting his return. When his detail is concluded, the office looks forward to him resuming his duties here as an Assistant U.S. Attorney," the Public Affairs Office statement said.

Special counsel David Weiss was assigned to the Biden case in July after an IRS whistleblower claimed the first son had not paid nearly $2.2 million owed in federal income tax. Sources say Hines' building access card has since been denied, and he is required to "go up and sign in like any other visitor" to enter the Philadelphia U.S. Attorney's Office.

A different source for the New York Post said the situation was "absolutely symbolic of [Romero] being on a power trip and thinking she can get away with anything."

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A Philadelphia-based U.S. Attorney is alleged to have retaliated against a federal prosecutor after his investigation into Hunter Biden, a charge the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia denies.
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