No longer able to escape his indictments, a furious Hunter Biden is suing for satisfaction. He is targeting those entities and individuals who made his deepest, darkest secrets public knowledge, and no one, not even the IRS, is safe.
On September 18, Biden filed a formal lawsuit against the IRS for a breach of privacy after whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler appeared in several interviews following their revelations before Congress regarding tax fraud and evasion and the DOJ’s efforts to cover up the probe.
Shapley’s lawyers have fired back, stating that once Congress released their testimony, it was public knowledge that gave the whistleblowers the right to discuss the case.
But Hunter has his sights set on other targets, too – those involved with the release of thousands of pieces of incriminating evidence from his laptop.
In October 2020, a laptop was left at a Delaware computer shop in 2019. The shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, identified it as belonging to Hunter Biden and, alarmed at its contents, turned it over to former president Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Guiliani. This, in turn, spurred an investigation of multiple instances of potentially criminal activity.
Last year, Mac Isaac filed a defamation lawsuit against Hunter Biden, CNN, and several others, looking for $1.5 million in compensation for defamation of character. Biden, with the full support of the liberal media, repeated false claims that the laptop wasn’t his, that it had been stolen, or that his data had been hacked, causing significant harm to the store owner’s reputation. The repair shop was eventually closed because of fallout from the incident.
Hunter countersued Mac Issac earlier this year for illegally distributing the contents of the laptop, arguing that the shop owner violated his privacy back in 2019 by accessing and improperly sharing his personal data with multiple parties.
Mac Isaac has maintained that he legally obtained the information from Biden’s laptop, stating that Biden himself brought it in for repairs in April 2019 and never returned to collect it. According to Mac Isaac, he waited for 90 days and then considered the laptop abandoned.
However, Biden’s lawsuit disputes the validity of Mac Isaac’s 90-day abandonment provision in the repair contract, claiming that it does not comply with Delaware law. Furthermore, the lawsuit contends that this provision is buried in “small-print font at the bottom of the page, well below the signature line.” Biden’s counterclaim asserts that, according to Delaware law, tangible property is not considered abandoned until a full year has passed. Moreover, before another party can take possession of it, a court must send a notice to the owner and post notices in “five or more public places,” as well as advertise the petition “in a newspaper.”
Biden’s lawyers contend that in September 2019, Mac Isaac corresponded with Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, with intentions to create a flash drive containing key documents from the data he possessed. He believed this information could be used to prevent President Trump’s impeachment.
The counterclaim by Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, additionally points out that Mac Isaac shared the data not only with Giuliani but also with his father, his uncle, and Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello. The lawsuit alleges that Giuliani provided a copy of the computer’s drive to former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, who, in turn, shared part of the data with Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui, ultimately disseminating the information to his followers on WhatsApp. Lowell also accuses Mac Isaac of exploiting the data for financial gain by incorporating portions of it into a book.
But Hunter is not stopping with Mac Isaac.
Last week, Hunter Biden initiated a lawsuit against a former aide from the Trump administration. In the 13-page legal action, Garrett Ziegler, along with his nonprofit company Marco Polo and ten unidentified parties, are accused of engaging in the unauthorized access, manipulation, alteration, copying, and damaging of computer data that they do not rightfully own. These actions are alleged to be in direct violation of the state’s computer fraud laws.
A spokesperson from the Marco Polo organization issued a statement claiming that the primary aim of the lawsuit appears to be to stifle or frighten Marco Polo rather than address a valid concern.” They go on to add that an anti-SLAPP motion, typically utilized to dismiss baseless lawsuits that impede First Amendment rights, is warranted.
The botched sweetheart plea deal has left Biden teetering on the edge of legal jeopardy, with the specter of potential jail time looming. His current defense strategy appears to be going on the offense, though it seems to be a mere smoke and mirrors act to divert attention from his wrongdoings.
Ultimately, it seems the only trump card left in his hand is a pardon from dear old dad.