Defense attorney Abbe Lowell contradicts prior statements from client Hunter Biden about giving money to father Joe Biden

September 20, 2023
Ben Marquis

An attorney for Hunter Biden, in seeking to defend both him and President Joe Biden from allegations of wrongdoing, issued a comment Thursday night that sharply contradicts numerous prior assertions from his own client.

High-profile defense attorney Abbe Lowell claimed in an interview that Hunter "did not share money" from his business dealings with his father, according to Breitbart.

Except, there are several text messages and emails in recent years where Hunter explicitly stated that he was either giving money to or paying bills on behalf of his father Joe.

Attorney contradicts his own client

Mediaite reported that Lowell appeared Thursday night on CNN for an interview with "Out Front" host Erin Burnett to discuss the trio of federal firearms charges that had been pressed against Hunter Biden by Special Counsel David Weiss.

Near the end of that discussion, Burnett cited a recent CNN poll which found that 61% of Americans believe that Joe Biden had some level of involvement in Hunter's dubious business deals with foreign individuals and entities in countries like communist China and Ukraine.

Burnett asked directly, "Can you categorically say that the president of the United States was not involved in those business dealings and did not profit from any of them?"

Lowell first deferred to the president and his spokespeople "the best people" to answer that question and then said, "From our side of the equation, I can tell you that Hunter did not share his business with his dad. I can tell you that he did not share money from his businesses with his dad."

Several examples of Hunter claiming to give his father money or pay his bills

However, Fox News reported that Lowell's claim is substantially undermined by the words of his own client in numerous prior test messages and emails that mention giving money to his father or paying his father's bills that were recovered from Hunter's abandoned laptop.

In a 2019 series of texts, while arguing with his daughter Naomi, Hunter concluded, "I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family [for] 30 years. It's really hard. But don't worry unlike Pop I won't make you give me half your salary."

That followed a 2018 WhatsApp message to his uncle in which Hunter spoke derisively of his stepmother Jill and asserted, "I [supported] my GM family including some of the costs you should have used your salary to [pay] for -- for the last 24 years."

Earlier in 2018, in a series of text messages with his assistant, Katie Dodge, who was having trouble paying an AT&T phone bill, in which he ultimately told Dodge to pay the bill with either his personal debit card or a Wells Fargo line of credit, Hunter wrote, "My dad has been using most lines on this account which I’ve through the gracious offerings of [former business partner] Eric [Schwerin] have paid for past 11 years."

It is unclear if the "lines on this account" Hunter referenced were the AT&T account or the Wells Fargo account -- the White House has refused to clarify that question -- but the point nonetheless remains the same; Hunter claimed to be paying bills on his father's behalf.

Don't forget the 10% "held by H for the big guy"

Fox News noted that there are also several other emails between Hunter and his business associates that mention either paying bills for his father or setting aside money received from deals -- such as the infamous "10 held by H for the big guy" line in a conversation about divvying up the proceeds from a lucrative deal with communist China's CEFC energy firm, which former associates have confirmed meant 10% set aside for Joe Biden.

Thus, despite Lowell's assertion that Hunter never shared any of his money with his father -- a seemingly false line the president and White House have also repeated in some form for years -- it sure looks like, per Hunter himself, he was routinely forking over a portion of his money to his father, a fact that will likely receive plenty of attention in the formal impeachment inquiry launched by House Republicans.

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