Hunter Biden’s Denial and Embarrassment Over Infamous Laptop
Hunter Biden remains steadfast in his denial that the notorious abandoned laptop belongs to him. However, he concedes that he was deeply embarrassed by its content, as revealed in recently released excerpts from his deposition in a civil lawsuit.
Deposition Excerpts Surface in Civil Suit
Portions of Hunter Biden’s deposition have come to light as part of a legal battle between him and computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac. Mac Isaac is suing Hunter for defamation, stemming from Hunter’s claim that the laptop he left for repair in April 2019 was not his or had been compromised. In retaliation, Hunter countersued Mac Isaac for invasion of privacy.
Hunter’s Conflicted Responses
In the deposition, Hunter hesitated to acknowledge that he visited The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Delaware, twice in April 2019, despite evidence presented by Mac Isaac, including a signed work order and contact information. Nevertheless, Hunter admitted during his deposition that he felt “embarrassed” by the publication of material from the laptop, which he believed would be “highly offensive to a reasonable person.”
Dispute Over Offensive Content
Mac Isaac’s legal team argued that much of the laptop’s material that might be considered offensive was voluntarily shared by Hunter Biden with others on the website “Pornhub.” This fact led them to challenge the application of the “reasonable person” standard in Hunter’s case, asserting that what would embarrass a reasonable person did not embarrass him.
Hunter’s Denial and Lack of Recall
Throughout the deposition, Hunter refused to definitively confirm that the laptop was his, either denying ownership or claiming a lack of recollection.
Laptop Contents Beyond Personal Scandal
Aside from the salacious content related to Hunter’s personal life and admitted drug issues, the laptop also contained information regarding his foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China during his father’s tenure as vice president. These foreign business activities are currently under investigation by Special Counsel David Weiss and have been the subject of congressional probes initiated by House Republicans.
Disputed Timeline and Legal Blindness
The factual dispute regarding the laptop centers on the date Hunter purportedly dropped it off on April 12, 2019, and never returned for it, despite numerous attempts by Mac Isaac to contact him. Mac Isaac asserts that he legally took possession of the laptop as per the repair agreement and contacted the FBI after discovering potentially incriminating material.
FBI Verification and Legal Troubles
IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley testified in Congress that the FBI verified the laptop’s authenticity as early as November 2019 by matching its device ID to Hunter’s iCloud account. Separately, Hunter is facing renewed legal challenges in his criminal case, with prosecutors seeking an indictment in his tax and firearms case by September 29. This development comes after a plea deal fell apart, potentially exposing him to up to 10 years in prison.
Legal Complexities Surrounding Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden’s legal woes continue to unfold, with the unresolved controversy surrounding the laptop and the looming indictment in his tax and firearms case adding to the complexity of his legal situation.