An attorney for President Joe Biden’s son Hunter on Wednesday asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others.Delaware store, 2019.
A Criminal Investigation Request Has Been Made Because Hunter Biden Is Facing A Tax Evasion Investigation By The Justice Department, But It Does Not Mean That Federal Prosecutors Will Launch An Investigation Or Take Any Other Action But it nonetheless represents a concerted shift in strategy and a rare public reaction by a young Biden and his team of lawyers to years of attacks by Republican officials and right-wing media.
It’s also the latest salvo in a long-running laptop narrative that began with a New York Post article in October 2020, along with one of an email allegedly found on a device linked to Hunter Biden’s overseas business deals. parts are detailed. Trump quickly picked it up as an issue in that year’s presidential campaign.
The letter, signed by prominent Washington attorney Abby Lowell, includes former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, longtime Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani’s own lawyer, and owner of a Wilmington computer repair shop, among others. Calling for an investigation into John Paul Mac Isaac. Hunter Biden dropped the laptop in his store in April 2019 and never returned to retrieve it.
The letter cites passages from Mac Isaac’s book in which he said he reviewed private and sensitive materials from Biden’s laptop, including a file titled “income.pdf.” I admit Mac Isaac points out that he sent a copy of his data on his laptop to Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, who shared it with Giuliani.
According to the letter, Giuliani provided information to the New York Post reporter and Bannon who originally wrote about the laptop. Hunter Biden never consented to having his personal information accessed or shared in such a way, his attorneys say.
“This failed dirty political trick led directly to the disclosure, exploitation and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information,” the letter said. “Politicians and news organizations have used this illegally accessed, copied, distributed and manipulated data to distort the truth and harm Mr. Biden.”
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Mac Isaac declined to comment when contacted by the Associated Press on Wednesday night. I smell despair because I know there will be a judgment day for Biden.”
The attorney who represented Bannon in the Washington, D.C. trial last year did not immediately respond to a call for comment. A Fox News rep did not immediately comment.
The letter to the Department of Justice was made in light of possible violations of laws prohibiting unauthorized access to computers or stored electronic communications, as well as the transfer of stolen data across state lines, threats or blackmail for purposes of restraint. disclosure of personal data.
It also asks prosecutors to investigate whether the data has been manipulated or tampered with in any way.
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A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.
A separate letter requesting an investigation was also sent to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service. A spokesperson there did not immediately return an e-mail requesting comment.
Hunter Biden, who turns 53 later this week, delivered a laptop when he was struggling with substance abuse. I wrote about this later in my 2021 memoir. beautiful things.
Twitter processing of laptop talk goes before commission
Now that the Republicans have taken over the House, the scrutiny of Hunter Biden is expected to continue.
A former Twitter employee is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee next week over the social media platform’s handling of reports on laptops.Twitter initially blocked the New York Post article from its site.
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Republicans say the story was suppressed for political reasons ahead of the 2020 election, but no evidence has been released to support the claim. This story was also accessible on other social media platforms.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO at the time, later characterized the blocking of the article’s URL as “unacceptable” for the “lack of context” as to why the decision was made.
In addition to the contents of the laptop, Republicans have questioned Hunter Biden’s work at a Ukrainian energy company and his business dealings with China while his father was in a position of influence. .
More recently, as Joe Biden’s property has been searched for classified documents, some Republican lawmakers have questioned whether Hunter had access to any of them, Wilmington, Delaware. ‘s home is listed as the address on Hunter Biden’s driver’s license: Most recently in 2018.