“All the innuendo and bluster that Biden family lawyers can summon will not change the facts.”
A lawyer representing Hunter Biden is saying that the controversial WhatsApp message at the center of the House Republican investigation is not real.
Where have we heard this before? Didn’t they tell us that the laptop was a fake too?
NBC News reports:
Hunter Biden attorney says WhatsApp message cited by Republicans is fake
An attorney for Hunter Biden says purported screenshots of a text message from Hunter Biden to a potential Chinese business partner where he refers to Joe Biden — a message that has been the subject of intense scrutiny following statements made by an IRS whistleblower — are “not real and contain myriad of issues.”
Abbe Lowell, who is one of Hunter Biden’s attorneys, made the statement in a letter to Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has interviewed the whistleblowers. The letter was obtained by NBC News.
IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley told the committee under oath that, as an investigator for the IRS, he obtained messages Hunter Biden sent on the WhatsApp platform, including one in 2017 that he read demanding payment from a Chinese businessman named Henry Zhao.
In the message, Shapley said, Biden appeared to suggest that he was sitting with his father, then the former vice president, saying, “I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”
Gary Shapely’s legal team has fired back:
“All the innuendo + bluster that Biden family lawyers can summon will not change the facts..These threats + intimidation have already been referred ..for further investigation as potential obstruction of their lawful inquiries as well as retaliation against our client”@EMPOWR_us https://t.co/bGw1n9gCOz
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) July 1, 2023
This is the important part:
“All the innuendo and bluster that Biden family lawyers can summon will not change the facts. Lawful whistleblowing is the opposite of illegal leaking, and these bogus accusations against SSA Shapley by lawyers for the Biden family echo threatening emails sent by IRS leadership after the case agent also blew the whistle to the IRS Commissioner about favoritism in this case—as well as the chilling report that Biden attorneys have also lobbied the Biden Justice Department directly to target our client with criminal inquiry in further retaliation for blowing the whistle. These threats and intimidation have already been referred earlier this week to the inspectors general for DOJ and the IRS, and to Congress for further investigation as potential obstruction of their lawful inquiries as well as retaliation against our client.”
Alan Dershowitz calls the WhatsApp message “very incriminating.”
Constitutional scholar @AlanDersh belives there is "no reason" to not summon Hunter Biden for sworn testimony before Congress after bombshell WhatsApp message exposes Biden criminal bribery scheme:
"Very, very incriminating." pic.twitter.com/Lt5EQN38yu
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 1, 2023
It looks like all of this is getting to old Joe.
‘Hands off my Family’: Joe Biden Refuses to Acknowledge Political Risk Stemming from Hunter’s Reputation
According to reports, White House aides attempting to address the “damning evidence” surrounding Hunter’s business deals, along with its political impact have done nothing but enrage Joe Biden.
The ongoing disagreement between President Biden and his aides regarding the “optics” of the situation is causing friction.
NBC News reports that those close to Biden have given up trying to explain the potential political consequences to him, even in the most delicate manner.
“This is the reality of their family ethos,” said a person allegedly close to the president.
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