Lawyers for Hunter Biden said that recent letters to the DOJ accusing a Delaware computer shop owner of efforts “to weaponize Mr. Biden’s personal computer data” did not constitute an admission that the laptop belonged to Biden or that the data was accurate.
In a clear-cut instance of wanting to have one's cake and eat it, too, Biden attorney Abbe Lowell wrote letters on February 1 demanding that the Justice Department investigate Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon and John Mac Isaac, the computer store owner over their possession and dissemination of information from the laptop, but still didn't admit that it was in fact, Hunter's computer.
"These letters do not confirm Mac Isaac’s or others’ versions of a so-called laptop," Lowell told Fox News Digital. "They address their conduct of seeking, manipulating and disseminating what they allege to be Mr. Biden’s personal data, wherever they claim to have gotten it."
Big Tech first censored, then colluded with the left-leaning media to largely ignore stories about the Hunter Biden laptop, but the story got out through conservative sites and has led to questions about corruption and pay-to-play schemes, particularly whether they involved President Joe Biden.
Powell's attempt to shut down media stories about the laptop and its data could be an attempt to protect the president and prevent investigation into his connections to the data on the laptop.
For his part, Mac Isaac's lawyer said that Mac Isaac owned the laptop at the time he took and shared its data, because he had contacted Hunter Biden numerous times to pick it up and Biden never did so.
The contract that was signed by Hunter Biden gave Mac Isaac ownership of the laptop if it was abandoned at the shop for 90 days, which it was.
Mac Isaac saw the data when he was repairing the laptop, which he was given authorization to do. After the laptop was abandoned, Mac Isaac surrendered it to the FBI, which was already investigating Biden.
He also made a copy of the hard drive for himself, which he shared with Rudy Giuliani lawyer Robert Costello.
Biden's legal maneuvering now is nothing more than a desperate attempt to save himself from criminal charges related to the data on the laptop, and even more so, an attempt to keep his father out of hot water.
Legal experts say there is little chance Mac Isaac and the others mentioned in Powell's letters will be prosecuted for their actions, even if it could be proven that they were illegal.
“It’s hard to imagine given the time that has elapsed since that happened and the attention of the public and law enforcement that there now would be a criminal investigation,” New York-based lawyer and former federal prosecutor Sarah Krissoff told the New York Post Thursday.
She said law enforcement might poke around a bit to see if there is anything to follow up on, but would probably not find much actionable this long after the events, which happened in 2019 and 2020.
If Biden can make the other side look guilty, though, he might be able to shift the attention off himself and his father long enough to wiggle out from any responsibility, however.