Joe Biden’s son Hunter ants a probe into Donald Trump and others who they say accessed and disseminated personal data from his laptop.
Biden’s son seeks probe of Trump allies over laptop
A lawyer for US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former president Donald Trump and others who he says accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that was dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019.
In a separate letter, Biden’s lawyers have also asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson to retract and apologise for what they say are false and defamatory claims made repeatedly about him on-air, including implying without evidence that he had unauthorised access to classified documents found at his father’s home.
The letter, signed by prominent Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell, seeks an investigation into, among others, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, Trump’s longtime lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani’s own lawyer and the Wilmington computer repair shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, who has said Hunter Biden dropped a laptop off at his store in April 2019 and never returned to pick it up.
The letter cites passages from Mac Isaac’s book in which he admitted reviewing private and sensitive material from Biden’s laptop, including a file titled “income.pdf”. It notes that Mac Isaac sent a copy of the laptop data to Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, who in turn shared it with Giuliani, a close ally of Trump’s who at the time was pushing discredited theories about the younger Biden.