Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani over infamous laptop

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs federal court after a plea hearing on two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay income taxes in Wilmington, Delaware, July 26, 2023.

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Hunter Biden sued former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and another attorney over alleged violations of computer fraud and data access related to a laptop computer Biden is said to have left at a Delaware repair shop.

Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has for several years been the target of attacks by Giuliani, former President Donald Trump, Republican members of Congress, and conservative media outlets over the alleged contents of that computer.

Hunter Biden’s lawsuit also names as defendants Giuliani’s companies and Robert Costello, an attorney who previously represented Giuliani.

“For the past many months and even years, Defendants have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and energy toward looking for, hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data that they were given that was taken or stolen from Plaintiff’s devices or storage platforms, including what Defendants claim to have obtained from Plaintiff’s alleged “laptop” computer,” the suit alleges.

Hunter Biden was indicted in Delaware federal court this month on several criminal charges related to his purchase and possession of a handgun while being a user of illegal drugs. He previously was charges with two counts of failure to pay federal income taxes in 2017 and 2018.

Last week, Biden sued the IRS for what he alleges is the “unlawful disclosure of Mr. Biden’s confidential tax return information” by IRS agents who revealed that information to the media to embarrass him.

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