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Christopher Clark, lead attorney for Hunter Biden, revealed Tuesday that he was never asked about the infamous Hunter Biden laptop as part of the criminal investigation into the first son.
"I can't recall being asked about it, to be honest with you. But there's nothing about the situation that's being filed that has a thing to do with the laptop," Clark said on MSNBC.
Host Katy Tur followed up, "Why not?"
"I don't know. You'd have to ask the prosecutors," Clark responded.
TheBlaze did reach out to the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office asking whether the laptop was part of U.S. Attorney David Weiss' five-year investigation. The office, however, declined to comment.
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The laptop publicly surfaced in October 2020. But the FBI knew about it long before then. In fact, with a grand jury subpoena in hand, federal authorities seized the laptop in December 2019 from the Delaware computer shop owner who purportedly assumed ownership of the laptop after it was dropped off and never picked up.
Contained within the laptop's hard drive was a treasure trove of personal information about Hunter Biden's life, including his drug use, business dealings, and relationships. It strains credulity, then, if the laptop was not part of Weiss' investigation.
There is at least one angle in which publicly revealed materials from the laptop would intersect with the present case.
Photos from the laptop showed Biden brandishing a handgun while he was a user of controlled substances. Under these circumstances, a defendant is typically disqualified from pretrial diversion.
The Justice Department explains on its website: "Any pretrial diversion program created by a U.S. Attorney’s Office shall exclude any individual who is ... accused of an offense involving brandishing or use of a firearm or other deadly weapon."
Still, prosecutors agreed to give Biden diversion for illegally possessing a firearm while being a user of illegal drugs, a felony crime. The argument for allowing pretrial diversion, then, may rest on the fact that prosecutors charged Biden with violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) and 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(2), two federal statutes that do not specifically involve firearm brandishing or use.
A judge still needs to approve the plea deal. A court date has not yet been set for Biden's initial court appearance.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News