Hunter Biden has filed a sweeping countersuit against John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer repairman who went public with the alleged contents of the president’s son’s laptop. And the images are circulating pro-Trump websites. It’s almost as if Trump supporters enjoy seeing Hunter’s dick pics. I don’t want to kink-shame them, though.
Via The Washington Post:
In the counterclaim, filed on Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Delaware, Biden and his attorneys say that John Paul Mac Isaac had no legal right to copy and distribute private information. They accuse him and others of six counts of invasion of privacy, including conspiracy to obtain and distribute the data.
The 42-page filing goes into significant detail on the ways Hunter Biden’s data became public, a development that propelled it into the maelstrom of the last presidential campaign and, since January, to the center of a Republican-led congressional investigation of the president’s son.
The lawsuit could draw further attention to a sordid chapter in Hunter Biden’s life, one involving nude photos, sensitive audio and a trove of personal texts and emails. The countersuit is in part an attempt by Hunter Biden and his lawyers to reframe the story, focusing it on a private citizen whose privacy was allegedly invaded rather than a man who critics say traded on his father’s name and benefited from his political connections.
“As a result of Mac Isaac’s unlawful agreement and his conspiracy with others, Mr. Biden’s personal data was made available to third parties and then ultimately to the public at large, which is highly offensive, causing harm to Mr. Biden and his reputation,” the suit states. “The object of invading Mr. Biden’s privacy and disseminating his data was not for any legitimate purpose but to cause harm and embarrassment to Mr. Biden.”
Hunter Biden asked state and federal officials last month to launch investigations into leading conservative figures who helped spread claims based on private information discovered on a laptop he allegedly dropped off at Isaac’s store.
I noted in February how some of Isaac’s claims just don’t seem to add up, including his own admission about the chain of custody of the laptop.