In the IDW continuity, Vin-Bini is an alien lawyer who serves as Krang's defense counsel during the the Trial of Krang. As a dispassionate professional, Vin-Bini has no personal interest in Krang's actual innocence or guilt, but they display competence defending their client in the courtroom. However, Krang will accept no possibility of actual conviction, so where Vin-Bini acts as his visible legal defense, Hakk-R acts as his secret extrajudicial assassin.
In issue 74 during the trial, B'een Go testifies that General Krang forced him to use his empathic powers to evaluate the emotional states of prisoners being tortured. Vin-Bini counters that these techniques were actually "advanced interrogation techniques" which were legal at the time. This is a shoutout to "enhanced interrogation techniques," a term which was coined by the United States presidential administration of George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks as a euphemism for the practice of torturing detainees in an attempt to extract information. This euphemism was used to make the technique sound like a legitimate-sounding interrogation method and less like torture.