‘Laptop from Hell’ author suspects ‘panic in the Biden camp’; Giuliani responds as Hunter attys go on offense

Amid vows from the Republican House majority to investigate Hunter Biden’s shady business deals, lawyers for the scandalous first son have ripped off their gloves and launched an attack on Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, and John Mac Isaac, owner of the computer repair shop that was the recipient of the notorious “laptop from hell,” for accessing and disseminating Hunter’s personal data.

Additionally, Fox News host Tucker Carlson was threatened with a defamation lawsuit, The Washington Post reports.

The pivot to an aggressive strategy came via a series of letters from recently hired attorney Abbe Lowell that were sent on Wednesday to the Department of Justice and Delaware’s attorney general. A separate letter from lawyer Bryan M. Sullivan was sent to Carlson and Fox News.

Lowell claimed in his scathing letters that “about a half-dozen people have violated various statutes, including by making public restricted private information; accessing and disseminating stolen property; and making false statements to Congress,” according to The Post.

“The actions described above more than merit a full investigation and, depending on the resulting facts, may merit prosecution under various statutes,” Lowell wrote. “It is not a common thing for a private person and his counsel to seek someone else being investigated, but the actions and motives here require it.”

The letters blasted Mac Isaac for alleged inconsistencies in the accounts of his role in the laptop saga and called for investigations into Giuliani for receiving the material and then distributing it; Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, who was also given the laptop’s contents; and Steve Bannon, who helped to spark the initial stories after he received the material.

“Hunter Biden’s attorneys also name Jack Maxey, who provided the material to several news outlets, including The Washington Post, as well as Ziegler, who has uploaded data onto his website, and Yaacov Apelbaum, a former aide to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) who Mac Isaac has said helped create a ‘forensic image’ of the hard drive,” The Post reports.

“This marks a new approach by Hunter Biden and his team,” one anonymous source told the outlet. “He is not going to sit quietly by as questionable characters continue to violate his rights and media organizations peddling in lies try to defame him.”

While it is admittedly a new approach, it is one that is difficult to take seriously given all we now know of the laptop’s contents and the lengths Democrats and government agencies went to cover the story up.

According to Giuliani’s spokesman, Ted Goodman, the sudden frenzied attack is an attempt to silence America’s Mayor and distract from the “devastating” contents of the laptop.

“Raising concerns now, after so many years, indicates just how devastating the texts and videos from Hunter’s laptop truly are,” he stated.

Mac Isaac’s lawyer, Brian Dela Rocca, received Lowell’s letters on Wednesday, and he was not impressed.

“After skimming the letters, the only thing I see is a privileged person hiring yet another high-priced attorney to redirect attention away from his own unlawful actions,” he said. “No other comments at this time.”

It would appear that Lowell’s stance on the authenticity of the circulated material changes depending upon his latest claim.

“These unlawful actions caused the widespread publication, manipulation, and exploitation of Mr. Biden’s most personal information,” he writes in some of his letters, which would indicate that he believes the material was, indeed, authentic.

But in the very same complaint, Biden’s attorneys fail to confirm that Hunter dropped the laptop off for repair and suggest that at least some of the data could have been altered at a later time.

Appearing Wednesday on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” journalist Miranda Devine, author of “Laptop from Hell,” called the switch in strategy from Biden’s attorneys “ridiculous.”

(Video: Fox News)

“Hunter Biden, through his lawyers, has admitted that, yes, the laptop is his,” Devine said.

“It’s not Russian disinformation as those 51 dishonest intelligence officials told us,” she continued, much to the ire of fact-checkers and the liberal media, who were quick to point out that those officials didn’t actually say it was Russian disinformation, they said it has “all the earmarks” of Russian disinformation.

Either way, as Devine stated, “It’s his laptop, which we’ve been telling people for more than two years and finally they’ve admitted it with this kind of ridiculous attempt to go on the offensive.”

Devine said she had spoken with Mac Isaac earlier in the day, who told her, “when you’re over the target, the flack becomes even heavier.”

“And so,” she stated, “I think that there’s panic in the Biden camp.”

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