In the latest twist of events, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is expected to be deposed as part of a civil lawsuit filed by Delaware computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac. This development sheds light on the ongoing legal battles that Hunter Biden finds himself entangled in.
The lawsuit, filed by Mac Isaac in October 2022, alleges defamation on the part of Hunter Biden. However, Hunter Biden retaliated in March by filing a countersuit, claiming that Mac Isaac illicitly distributed his personal data and accusing him of invasion of privacy.
The genesis of this legal saga dates back to 2019 when Mac Isaac claimed that Hunter Biden dropped off three laptops at his store, out of which only one was salvageable. While repairing the laptop, Mac Isaac stumbled upon disturbing material.
However, the customer never returned to collect the laptop within the stipulated time, making it impossible for Mac Isaac to establish contact. Subsequently, in June or July 2019, Mac Isaac took the initiative to search the laptop’s emails by keywords.
It was then that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) entered the picture. According to Mac Isaac, the FBI made a forensic copy of the laptop, only to return weeks later with a subpoena, confiscating it. Mac Isaac himself was subpoenaed in December 2019 to testify before the U.S. District Court in Delaware, further complicating the situation.
The receipt provided by the FBI for the laptop contained a handwritten number in the “Case ID” section: 272D-BA-3065729. Now, the number “272” denotes the FBI’s classification for money laundering, while “272D” specifically refers to “Money Laundering, Unknown SUA—White Collar Crime Program.”
This revelation raises eyebrows and prompts questions about the potential financial implications surrounding Hunter Biden’s dealings.
Adding to Hunter Biden’s legal woes, the recent announcement by the Justice Department regarding his plea agreement in relation to his tax affairs further intensifies the scrutiny. Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax.
This agreement, along with a pretrial diversion agreement pertaining to a separate charge of possession of a firearm, is believed to help him avoid imprisonment.
In the midst of all this, an IRS whistleblower has come forward with remarkable claims. Gary Shapley Jr., the supervisor of the investigation at the IRS, testified that federal investigators knew as early as December 2019 that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “not manipulated in any way” and contained “reliable evidence.”
However, they were obstructed from accessing all the available information. This revelation raises concerns about the potential suppression of critical evidence and brings into question the credibility of the claims made by former intelligence officials and Joe Biden himself, who previously dismissed the laptop as part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
As the legal battles surrounding Hunter Biden continue to unfold, it remains to be seen how these developments will impact both him and his father, President Joe Biden. The depositions and court appearances in the coming weeks are expected to shed more light on the matter, and the American public eagerly awaits the truth.
Stay tuned for further updates on this ongoing saga as we bring you the latest developments.
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