Vicky Arias, FISM News
Attorneys for Hunter Biden on Wednesday appeared to admit that the laptop dropped off at a computer repair store in Delaware did, indeed, belong to Biden.
Biden’s team sent out several letters to government officials demanding investigations into the handling of the device.
Attorneys for Biden believe the president’s son’s information may have been illegally accessed and unlawfully disseminated.
NBC News reported that a letter was sent to the Justice Department, wherein Biden’s legal team requested investigations into “individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data.”
Abbe Lowell, attorney for Biden, admitted that the information on the laptop belonged to Biden and that disseminating it was a “political trick.”
“This failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information,” Lowell stated.
Letters were sent to the Department of Justice, the IRS, the Delaware Attorney General, and attorneys for Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Biden’s attorneys threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against Carlson for claiming that Biden had paid rent to his father in an effort to launder money and demanded the news host spend a lengthy amount of time on air renouncing the claim.
“We demand that you immediately retract these statements by spending a significant amount of air-time on such [a] retraction,” Biden attorney, Bryan M. Sullivan, stated, according to the New York Post.
In addition to Carlson, the owner of the computer repair store, John Paul Mac Isaac, Rudy Giuliani, and Steve Bannon, among others, were also named in the letters.
WHAT’S ON THE LAPTOP
In October 2020, the New York Post published a story detailing the contents of the laptop which revealed Biden’s business dealings, “including ones linked to China’s government, for which Hunter offered no real work,” according to journalist Michael Shellenberger.
Additionally, according to the Post, emails on the laptop showed that “Hunter introduced an executive of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma to his father while Joe Biden oversaw the Obama administration’s policy toward” Ukraine.
Initially, the reports were dismissed as Russian ‘disinformation.’
In April 2021, six months after the initial laptop story was published, Biden sat for an interview with CBS News where he claimed to be unaware of whether or not the laptop belonged to him.
“There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me,” Biden said at the time. “It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was … Russian intelligence.”
Accusations have also been made linking President Biden to his son’s business dealings.
“We will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence,” James Comer (R-Ky.) said in November 2022.
On Jan. 11, Republicans in the House opened an investigation into the Biden family.
According to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability,
Republicans are investigating the Biden family’s domestic and international business dealings to determine whether these activities compromise U.S. national security and President Biden’s ability to lead with impartiality. Members of the Biden family have a pattern of peddling access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, often to the detriment of U.S. interests.