Hunter Biden is finally acknowledging that the infamous laptop belongs to him, but he is doing so by trying to open a criminal investigation into those who tried to publicize the information ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Hunter’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, has requested that the Justice Department probe allies of President Donald Trump. Those targeted in the investigation are former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign lawyer and former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani, Guiliani’s lawyer Robert Costello, the owner of the Wilmington computer repair shop where Hunter left the laptop, and John Paul Mac Isaac, who was responsible for obtaining the laptop in April 2019.
Isaac, who uncovered the abandoned laptop from a computer repair shop, send a copy of its data to Guiliani’s lawyer, Costello, who passed it on to Guiliani. The former mayor gave the story to the New York Post and to Bannon.
Now Lowell is arguing that Biden did not consent to his personal information being shared. He has written a series of letters on the issue to the DOJ, the Delaware attorney general’s office, the IRS, and more.
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In one of these letters, Lowell said, “This failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information. Politicians and the news media have used this unlawfully accessed, copied, distributed, and manipulated data to distort the truth and cause harm to Mr. Biden.”
In another letter, Biden’s attorneys threatened to sue Fox News host Tucker Carlson for making “false” statements that Biden had access to the classified documents that were uncovered at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington. The attorneys requested that Carlson retract his statements and apologize for them.
Costello commented on the letter on behalf of himself and Guiliani, calling it a “frivolous legal document,” and adding that it “reeks of desperation because they know judgment day is coming for the Bidens.”
Lowell’s letter to the DOJ was addressed to Matthew Olson, its top national security official.
As reported by AP News, “[The letter] cites possible violations of statutes prohibiting the unauthorized access of a computer or stored electronic communication, as well as the transport of stolen data across state lines and the publication of restricted personal data with the intent to intimidate or threaten.”
Biden and Lowell requested an investigation into “individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing Biden’s information from what Trump has called ‘the laptop from hell.’ ”
In the letter, Lowell said, “The action described above more than merit a full investigation and, depending on the resulting facts, may merit prosecution under various statutes. It is not a common thing for a private person and his counsel to seek someone else being investigated, but the actions and motives here require it.”
The request that has been put forth by Biden’s attorneys does not mean that a probe will be initiated nor that legal action will be taken.