Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, argues that the laptop’s contents were shared without Hunter’s consent and caused harm by distorting the truth. The laptop contained business and personal emails, as well as compromising images of Hunter.
Separate letters have also been sent to Fox News and the Delaware state attorney general’s office regarding defamatory statements and the IRS. The request for the DOJ to open a criminal inquiry cites potential violations of unauthorized computer access and sharing of stolen data across state lines.
This marks a shift in legal strategy and a public response by Hunter Biden to ongoing attacks from conservative media and Republican officials. The letters have been addressed to the Justice Department’s top national security official, Matthew Olsen.