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Hunter Biden admits infamous abandoned laptop belongs to him

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 2/2/2023 Gabe Kaminsky

Hunter Biden is finally admitting that the laptop he abandoned at a Delaware computer shop belongs to him.

President Joe Biden's son is now being open about the fact that the laptop is his despite prior efforts to skirt around the issue, according to letters he sent on Wednesday to the Delaware attorney general, the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and lawyers for Fox News and host Tucker Carlson.


These letters come after the Washington Examiner commissioned a full forensic examination of the laptop in May 2022 to determine its authenticity. Former Secret Service agent Konstantinos "Gus" Dimitrelos found the files were indisputably authentic, and that there was no evidence of any hacking or file manipulation.

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Hunter Biden, who is facing federal investigation and may soon be charged in connection to his late tax filings and allegedly false business expense deductions, is demanding that the DOJ investigate several people for disseminating material from the laptop.

These include former Trump advisers Stephen Bannon and Rudy Giuliani, ex-computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, and others "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."

"This failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information," wrote Biden lawyer Abbe Lowell to Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings.

“Mr. Mac Isaac’s intentional, reckless, and unlawful conduct allowed for hundreds of gigabytes of Mr. Biden’s personal data, without any discretion, to be circulated around the Internet," he continued in the letter.

In late 2019, Mac Isaac kept the laptop and related hard drive after months of him trying to contact Hunter Biden to retrieve the device. Mac Isaac reviewed contents in the laptop, such as videos of Hunter Biden having sex with prostitutes and smoking crack, and contacted the FBI.

In one case, Hunter Biden shelled out more than $30,000 on prostitutes associated with a Russian escort ring after being wired $100,000 from Joe Biden, the Washington Examiner reported in June 2022.

The federal government retrieved Hunter Biden's laptop from the store in December 2019, but Mac Isaac made a copy of it and provided it to Robert Costello, an attorney for Giuliani.

"We believe that the facts and circumstances merit further investigation as to whether the conduct of Messrs," wrote Lowell on Wednesday. "Mac Isaac, Costello, Giuliani, Bannon, Ziegler, Maxey, and Apelbaum violated several provisions of Delaware’s criminal code — including, but not necessarily limited to, computer-related property offenses … theft … possession of stolen property … and misapplication of another’s property … Each of these offenses, if violated, has the potential to be a felony, depending on the value of the property in question."

House Republicans have vowed to investigate Hunter Biden in connection to his overseas business dealings in places such as China and Ukraine. Next week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee is launching hearings on Hunter Biden's alleged influence peddling.


The committee, for instance, has demanded the Treasury Department turn over all suspicious bank activity reports associated with Hunter Biden. Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has said the GOP is aware of roughly 150 reports involving the Biden family.

Suspicious activity reports are documents that banks are required to file with the government detailing suspected instances of fraud or money laundering.

A lawyer for Hunter Biden did not reply to a request for comment.


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