WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hunter Biden, the troubled son of President Joe Biden, finally admitted in legal documents on Wednesday that the infamous “laptop from Hell” is, in fact, his, after years of giving non-answers – at one point even saying that it “could be” his – as to its actual ownership.
Hunter Biden’s laptop was left in a computer repair shop in Delaware in 2019 and was eventually turned over to the FBI by the establishment’s owner. Subsequent reports by multiple legacy media groups dismissed the contents of the laptop – including emails, text messages, photos and financial records documenting illicit behavior and potentially illegal business dealings with foreign entities – as “Russian disinformation.”
However, the laptop and its contents were later verified by both The New York Times and Washington Post – two outlets who had initially derided it as “fake” – as being completely legitimate.
Over the years since the laptop’s discovery, Biden, 52, and his attorneys have attempted to muddy the waters in regard to the laptop’s ownership, such as when the president’s son was interviewed by CBS News in 2021.
“There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me,” he said at the time. “It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was then – that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
But on Wednesday, a letter was sent by Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell to Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings, demanding a criminal probe into what they described as efforts to “weaponize” the contents of the laptop against her client.
In that 14-page letter, Lowell claimed that John Paul Isaac – the owner of the computer repair shop where Biden had dropped off his laptop in 2019 – had “unlawfully” accessed the personal data on the device and had worked with Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney at the time, to “weaponize” the laptop’s files against his father, Joe.
“This failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information,” Lowell wrote. “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.”
Lowell also sent letters on Wednesday regarding the Biden laptop to the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the IRS.