Lawyer warns Hunter Biden critics of possible ‘litigation’
“You have made various statements and engaged in certain activities by your own admission, or which have been publicly reported in the media, regarding our client, Robert Hunter Biden,” Lowell wrote in one such letter obtained by POLITICO. “This letter … constitutes notice that a litigation hold should be in effect for the preservation and retention of all records and documents related to Mr. Biden.”
“It may be necessary to produce this material in the context of litigation,” Lowell added, without giving details on the type of litigation or the potential defendants.
A spokesperson for Lowell declined to comment on what litigation he was referring to or whether Hunter Biden plans to file a lawsuit in the near future.
A Giuliani adviser dismissed the letters as an intimidation tactic.
“Instead of chatting to reporters and leaking this information to the press, Father Lowell should focus on the facts because the facts do not support his allegations,” adviser Ted Goodman told POLITICO. “This is yet another failed attempt by Mr. Lowell to silence and intimidate Mayor Giuliani and Mr. Costello. That’s why he made sure to send you this letter.
Costello, confirming that he had received similar letters for Giuliani, former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, and himself, said Wednesday evening: “This is just another senseless attempt at intimidation . It will not work.”
The new shooting of letters is part of a series of increasingly acrimonious exchanges in recent days between the younger Biden’s lawyers and people connected to efforts to publicize details of the alleged contents of the laptop before the 2020 presidential election.
Last week, Lowell sent letters to the Delaware Department of Justice and Attorney General requesting investigations into various individuals allegedly connected to handling the laptop and the data allegedly derived from it.
Mac Isaac’s attorney Brian Della Rocca did not respond to a message seeking comment on Wednesday, but last week mocked Hunter Biden’s increasingly combative legal strategy.
“Hunter’s current actions are desperate attempts to continue blaming everyone else for his own actions,” Della Rocca told the New York Post.
The tit-for-tat volleys come as the Justice Department is believed to be in the final stages of deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against Hunter Biden in connection with alleged tax offenses and his alleged failure to disclose his consumer status. drugs at the time of his request. buy a handgun in 2018.
Hunter Biden said he was confident he would not be charged.
Lowell’s latest missives were sent the same day Republicans in Congress convened the first of what are expected to be a series of hearings into laptop-related allegations, as well as Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and his alleged efforts to profit from influence over his father.
The first hearing, held by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, focused on Twitter’s efforts to remove a New York Post article from their platform about alleged laptop content days before the 2020 election. Twitter officials quickly concluded that their initial reaction was a mistake and gradually lifted almost all of the limits they imposed.
POLITICO has not undergone a process to authenticate the alleged contents of the laptop that underlies the New York Post article, but reporter Ben Schreckinger has confirmed the authenticity of some emails on it.