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( – In a new development further complicating his already messy standing, a big-time Philadelphia lawyer is caught up in some drama involving Hunter Biden.

A recent New York Post report revealed that U.S. Attorney Jacqueline Romero was unhappy when Derek Hines, one of her prosecutors, decided to dig into Hunter Biden’s business dealings involving a huge cash flow from overseas.

Romero has ties to the Bidens since she was appointed to her post by Joe Biden back in 2022. A source stated she thought there were no grounds to investigate Hunter and that Hines’ key card to the office suddenly stopped working after he took on the Hunter case.

Sources asserted this is how Romero gets to exert her power and stated she and her right-hand man, Nelson Thayer, run the Philadelphia office as they see fit while rumors say Thayer told people Hines was “banned.”

Hines was chosen alongside Leo Wise to be part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ team at a time when a deal where Hunter pleaded guilty to tax and gun charges collapsed.

Hines and Wise are the main prosecutors in Hunter’s tax evasion case in LA and accuse him of not paying over $1.4 million in taxes from foreign income between 2016 and 2019.

They took over from Lesley Wolf, who two IRS agents accused of protecting Joe and Hunter. According to the agents she gave Hunter’s team a heads-up about FBI plans and blocked questions about Joe’s involvement in foreign deals. Wolf said 79 times in a deposition that she could not talk about these claims.

Hines is also on the team for a federal gun case in Delaware and has been pushed for extra charges related to unregistered foreign lobbying.

Adding an extra layer of complexity the House committee running the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden is gearing up to look into claims of payback. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said he is worried about claims that a prosecutor picked by Biden went after an employee for working on Hunter’s case.

The impeachment probe is looking at claims about the Department of Justice trying to protect Hunter Biden and false statements to Congress made by Attorney General Merrick Garland.