Hunter Biden Calls for Investigation and Retraction, Opening New Front Against Republican Enemies
Hunter Biden’s legal team went on the offensive Wednesday, calling for state and federal investigations into the dissemination of his personal materials. his laptop — and is threatening a defamation lawsuit against Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for failing to correct his false statements.
rushed characters Delaware Attorney General, Department of Justice, National Tax Agency When Lawyers for Fox News and Carlson It represents an aggressive new strategy for the president’s son, who faces a long war. federal criminal investigationand new probes promised by congressional republicanaccording to sources familiar with Biden’s approach.
“This marks a new approach by Hunter Biden and his team,” a source told CBS News. “He is not going to sit still while questionable characters continue to violate his rights and lie-spreading media organizations try to smear him.”
Hunter Biden’s attorneys are Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings and National Security Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen, former computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, former Trump adviser. called for an investigation into the actions of Rudy Giuliani and Stephen Bannon. Attorney Robert Costello and other attorneys said, “We have good reason to believe that Mr. Biden violated various laws of the State of Delaware in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or distributing Mr. Biden’s computer data.”
John Paul Mac Isaac’s attorney, Brian Della Rocca, told CBS News: Hires yet another expensive lawyer to divert attention from his own illegal activities. Della Rocca said he had no further comment at this time.
The Delaware Attorney General did not respond to a request for comment. The Justice Department declined to comment. CBS News has reached out to Giuliani and Bannon, as well as representatives from Fox News, for comment.
According to Mac Isaac, Hunter Biden took the computer to a Delaware store for repair in April 2019 and never returned to retrieve it. He says he waited 90 days, which is required by his service policy, before considering the laptop abandoned. In court filings, Mac Isaac said he handed over the computer to the FBI, but provided Costello with a copy of its contents.
Prior to the 2020 presidential election, Republican operatives widely distributed purported laptop copies to attack then-candidate Joe Biden, and the New York Post published a series of articles from computer data. Posted.
In a letter to Jennings and Olsen, Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said, “This failed and dirty political ploy is directly linked to the disclosure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s personal and private information. connected.
Giuliani and Bannon’s attorney, Costello, has previously defended their efforts to promote the laptop, saying Giuliani “several times offered to provide the hard drive to FBI agents, but the agents were adamant. In October 2020, Giuliani turned over the drive to Delaware state officials, who turned it over to the FBI.
The computer data handed over to the FBI showed no evidence of tampering or fabrication, it said. Independent review commissioned by CBS News.
However, Lowell cited media reports that said:[m]Recently, downstream recipients of Biden’s alleged hard drive have reported data anomalies, suggesting data tampering. ”
Among those Hunter Biden wants to investigate is Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump administration aide, who was quoted as saying in a letter Lowell sent to Robert Malone, director of the IRS’ tax exemption organization. The Ziegler-affiliated limited liability company runs Marco Polo, a self-proclaimed nonprofit dedicated to exposing corruption focused on Biden’s laptop.
Lowell writes that Marco Polo is “just a thinly disguised political maneuver to attack the Biden administration and the Biden family.”
“The letter to the IRS about Marco Polo is riddled with speculation and fundamental misunderstandings about the case law surrounding 501(c)(3) organizations,” Ziegler said in a statement to CBS News. He called it “a desperate attempt by Hunter and his family to divert attention away from crime.”
The IRS did not respond to a request for comment.
of another letter Biden’s attorney, Brian Sullivan, has demanded that Fox News and Tucker Carlson take airtime to retract their statements about Biden paying his father “rent.” His election… and implication that Mr. Biden has unauthorized access to classified documents in order to be in President Biden’s home. Sullivan wrote that the allegation was false, and Carlson continued his claim even after others admitted it.
In the letter, citing California libel laws, the Daily Caller website said: withdrew Articles making similar claims.
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