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groups be rescinded by the IRS.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