Hunter Biden Files Response Against Computer Repair Shop Owner
Mac Isaac claims the laptop and external hard drive became his property in 2019 when Biden failed to collect the items within 90 days of leaving them at the store, which Biden’s lawyers dispute. The repair shop owner claims Biden defamed him by saying he illegally accessed the data.
Biden’s attorneys have claimed that Mac Isaac did not act responsibly with the data found on the laptop and hard drive.
“Reputable IT companies and repairers routinely delete personal data from devices that are traded in, left behind, or abandoned,” the filing said. “They don’t open, copy, or provide that data to others, like Mac Isaac did here.”
Mac Isaac turned over the laptop and external hard drive to the FBI in 2019 and attempted to share information from the devices with former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
Biden’s attorneys are also seeking depositions from Steve Bannon and Giuliani in the trial.
Biden does not confirm in the filing that the laptop is his. “Mr. Biden lacks sufficient knowledge to admit or deny the allegations,” the filing reads.
The laptop’s data became a point of interest after the New York Post published stories ahead of the 2020 election.
POLITICO did not authenticate the Biden hard drive files underlying an October 2020 New York Post article, but POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger confirmed the authenticity of some emails on the drive in a book of 2021.
Last year, Mac Isaac sued POLITICO, CNN, Hunter Biden, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Biden’s presidential campaign committee for libel and civil conspiracy in Delaware state court. Earlier this month, the feds took Schiff’s place and sent the case back to federal court in Wilmington, arguing that the lawsuit related to acts he committed in his official capacity as a congressman.
Friday’s filing arrives as a rep. james comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is planning an investigation into Biden. The lawsuit is also part of a broader campaign of legal denial by Biden’s attorneys, warning those involved in publishing claims about his laptop that they could face unspecified litigation over their claims. .
The Justice Department is reportedly set to decide whether to bring criminal charges against Hunter Biden in connection with alleged tax offenses and his alleged failure to disclose his status as a drug user when applying to purchase a drug. a handgun in 2018.