Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) husband, Philip Perry, is a partner at a law firm that represents Hunter Biden in the Justice Department’s grand jury investigation of “tax matters.”
Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss is investigating Hunter and his associates for tax evasion and lying to law enforcement about illegally purchasing a firearm, CNN reported.
As a partner, Perry has a stake of between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 in the Latham & Watkins firm, according to Cheney’s 2020 Personal Financial Disclosure.
Perry’s partner, Chris Clark, is representing Hunter Biden in the “grand jury investigation regarding tax matters,” his company’s biography says.
The New York Post reported that Latham & Watkins is a “Democratic powerhouse, which employs attorneys who have donated more than ‘half a million dollars to President Biden’s 2020 campaign.’ Federal Election Commission records show Clark donated $3,800 to President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Additionally, Perry’s company advised a Chinese Communist Party-linked technology company named TME and Exelon Corporation. In 2019, the State Department called TME a tool of the Chinese government. According to The Wall Street Journal, in 2011, Exelon Corporation agreed to provide consulting and training services to a branch of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the state-owned CNNC are appointed by the highest administrative post in the Chinese government, the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China. CNNC oversees all facets of China’s nuclear programs.
Cheney’s main GOP opponent, Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, has hit out at Cheney and her husband for his ties to companies close to the CCP. Hageman believes the Perry family benefits “personally” and “financially from working for China,” Hageman told Just the News. Cheney’s spokesperson told Breitbart News that Perry did not win financially from the “Chinese government” during his tenure as a partner.
Over Cheney’s congressional career, however, his net worth has grown from around $7 million when he first took office in 2017 to possibly more than $44 million in 2020, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics and its latest financial disclosure forms. The analysis, which is based on ranges, also shows that Cheney reported no earned income, gifts or transactions. Still, Cheney said she held three positions, including a trustee position at the University of Wyoming, a member of a holding company, and what appears to be her family’s trust.
Cheney is up for re-election in Tuesday’s Wyoming GOP primary. Polls show her losing to Hageman by 57 points among likely Republican voters.
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