Hunter Biden’s legal team is clearly not happy about all the scrutiny, especially in the wake of a three-count indictment over a gun purchase.
The younger Biden’s top defense attorney, Abbe Lowell, sent a ton of documents to congressional committees on Thursday. As part of the submission, he included a cover letter that blasted House Republicans for their investigations into his client, according to POLITICO. The letter, which they published in full here, appears to be less of a defense of his client and more of a partisan attack.
He even seems to admit that he broke the law by confirming he did own the gun in question.
For months now, one or more of you, or others acting at your behest, have done everythingyou can to interfere with “impartial justice” and the proper workings of a criminal investigationinvolving our client, Robert Hunter Biden. In fact, Chairman Comer, on May 22, 2023, during an interview on Fox News, you actually admitted your real purpose had nothing to do with proper oversight and your Committee’s goal was “absolutely” to move the needle of political support for the 2024 election.
Your blatant efforts achieved your goal as the U.S. Attorney in Delaware today filed gun charges against our client—charges that are unprecedented when not part of some other criminal conduct and have been found unconstitutionalby a federal court of appeals—and who reversed his earlier decision that such charges were not warranted. Your improper interference now affecting a federal prosecutor is a much greater threat to society than the 11 days that Mr. Biden possessed an unloaded gun.
Lowell’s letter is the latest in attacks on House Republicans’ efforts to investigate further the strange and questionable business practices of Hunter Biden (and the circumstances around the success of his consulting work) and preferential treatment Hunter has been getting thanks to his father, both during his time as Vice President under Barack Obama and as President of the United States himself.
In this unprecedented display of partisan congressional manipulation, your Committees have been willing to pretend to provide a forum for real whistleblowers, when your goals were to use that process to dump wholesale protected tax information about Mr. Biden on the public; to give a forum for the so-called agents or their representative to violate federal laws protecting grand jury and tax information; and even to allow a purported Oversight Committee hearing to be the forum for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, not to ask oversight-related questions but to display to the world tawdry naked photos of our client—conduct that is wholly inappropriate by a sitting united States congresswoman. Can you explain how all of that promotes “impartial justice?”
All your efforts to date, as you admitted, were to forward the convenient-for-your politicalpurpose, but totally dishonest, claim that Mr. Biden was treated more favorably than others would be in similar circumstances and that he was getting a “sweetheart” deal. Your most recent letter repeated this false statement in your “serious concerns” questioning whether “the Department has handled a case involving President Biden’s son in an impartial manner that is consistent with other prosecutions.”
The allegation that Republicans used the “process to dump wholesale protected tax information about Mr. Biden on the public” is an argument that a judge has already rejected, according to Tristan Leavitt, an attorney with Empower Oversight, the nonprofit group that represents one of the IRS whistleblowers.
“Here we go again,” Leavitt said in a statement shared by POLITICO on Friday.
Hunter Biden’s attorneys have already made this argument to Judge Maryellen Noreika, who reviewed the whistleblower materials and rejected defense counsel’s baseless allegations, including their claims about grand jury secrecy violations. Taxpayer privacy laws are written by Congress, and it gave itself authority in those laws to hear disclosures about taxpayer information. Whether Congress decides to make that information public pursuant to its statutory process is up to them.
Democrats have been defending Hunter Biden against the current indictment with several claims, including the claim that people are rarely charged with this crime.
Just so we're clear: Hunter Biden gets indicted for ordinary activities that usually never get charged, while Jared Kushner remains a free man even after funneling in $2 BILLION from Saudi Arabia after he left the White House. Talk about 2 tiers of justice.— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) September 14, 2023
Such a defense, however, seems to be an admission that the law was clearly broken – hardly a defense at all. Yet, prominent Democrats and Biden supporters, including Hunter’s own lawyers, seem to be implying that, yes, he did purchase a gun while addicted to cocaine and, yes, he did possess while addicted to cocaine.
One has to wonder if this particular lawyer is extremely pricey, considering he just admitted to Congress that Hunter Biden broke the law.