Liz Cheney’s husband is a lawyer defending Hunter Biden

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Liz Cheney's husband is a lawyer defending Hunter Biden

Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney’s husband is a partner at the law firm now representing Hunter Biden.

Philip Perry has worked at Latham & Watkins since 2007, and focuses on white collar cases, commercial and Supreme Court litigation, according to his company biography.

Another Latham partner, Chris Clark, has been representing Hunter Biden since December 2020 — but Cheney’s husband’s involvement at the firm had not been previously known.

Latham is a Democratic powerhouse, with company attorneys and other employees donating more than half a million dollars to President Biden’s 2020 campaign, Federal Election Commission records show. Clark himself ponied up $3,800.

Clark’s work for the first son is prominently displayed on his company profile, which notes his representation of Hunter in a “grand jury investigation regarding tax issues.”

The firm’s close ties to the Democratic party have come under scrutiny in the past.

Christopher Clark, a former federal prosecutor, has represented Hunter Biden in regards to “tax issues."
Christopher Clark, a former federal prosecutor, has represented Hunter Biden in regard to “tax issues.”
Liz Cheney and her husband Philip Perry join then Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynee at the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden on Sept. 1, 2004.
Liz Cheney and her husband Philip Perry join then Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynee at the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden on Sept. 1, 2004.
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On his first day in office, with a Justice Department probe of Hunter in full swing, President Biden appointed Nicholas McQuaid, another Latham partner, to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division — earning a written rebuke from Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin).

Cheney, who was first elected to the state’s only House seat in 2016, saw her political popularity at home tank after she became a ferocious Trump critic and voted to impeach the former president.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is widely expected to lose a primary next week to challenger Harriet Hageman who has been endorsed by both Trump and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Liz Cheney is seen with her husband, Philip Perry, when Dick Cheney was released from George Washington University Hospital after a mild heart attack on November 24, 2000.
Liz Cheney is seen with her husband, Philip Perry, when Dick Cheney was released from George Washington University Hospital after a mild heart attack on November 24, 2000.
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Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., arrives after a break as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Rep. Liz Cheney was among the few Republicans to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
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Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., listens as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 16, 2022.
Rep. Liz Cheney faces stiff primary competition against Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.
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“Latham & Watkins has 3000 lawyers and thousands of clients. Mr. Perry has no role at all in any matter involving Hunter Biden,” a spokesman for Liz Cheney told The Post.

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