• Hunter Biden just made Republicans' investigation a lot easier

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 11 10:38:37 2023
    By Jonathan Turley
    Published February 11, 2023

    Hunter Biden’s legal team has been at the center of news coverage this
    month after it appeared to confirm the authenticity of his laptop in a
    letter (only to try to backtrack 24 hours later). It was a curious and gratuitous move for Biden and his counsel Abbe Lowell as they called
    for criminal investigations into his critics, suggested lawsuits
    against media, and even argued that the tax-exempt status of some
    groups be rescinded by the IRS.

    Now, however, the team is moving in a far more precarious direction.
    They seem to be adopting the strategy of Steve Bannon that resulted in
    his conviction for contempt of Congress. Lowell categorically refused
    to turn over material to Congress this week, leaving his client open to
    a subpoena and possible prosecution. The move may have thrilled
    hardcore Democrats, but it is the Republicans who should be most
    ecstatic with Hunter's initial position.


    Lowell would have been far smarter to turn over some material to the
    Committee in good faith while seeking to negotiate on the scope of the
    inquiry. A categorical refusal gives the Committee ample basis to issue
    a subpoena.


    Hunter Biden hired a lawyer as stupid as he is.

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