Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked the Department of Justice to investigate several allies of former President Donald Trump, including Rudy Giuliani, for allegedly disseminating personal data from his laptop.
The letters sent to the Justice Department's National Security Division were obtained by ABC News.
One called for a probe into "individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data."
Another letter to the Delaware attorney's general office accused those who spread data from the laptop of violating "various Delaware laws."
NBC cited a person familiar with Hunter Biden's strategy who said he wants to fight back against those attacking him in the media.
"This marks a new approach by Hunter Biden and his team," the source says, according to ABC News. "He is not going to sit quietly by as questionable characters continue to violate his rights and media organizations peddling in lies try to defame him."
Giuliani has admitted to passing on the laptop to the Department of Justice after Hunter Biden reportedly abandoned it at a computer repair shop.
Critics allege that tech companies tried to keep the laptop story from the public in an attempt to protect then-candidate Joe Biden and help him defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Hunter Biden's business dealings have been under federal investigation since 2018.
Some of those companies claim that their efforts were only meant to enforce terms of service rules against propagating stolen data. In August, Mark Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan on his podcast that they shut down the story because they had been warned by the FBI about Russian disinformation meant to derail the election.
Republicans are gearing up to investigate Hunter Biden's business deals in congressional investigations now that they have regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Here's more about the Hunter Biden laptop saga:
House Republicans gearing up for Biden investigations | Rush Hourwww.youtube.com
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