A second laptop owned by Hunter Biden was seized by the U.S. government, it emerged on Friday – adding another layer of intrigue to an already complex case.
Biden’s first laptop was handed over to the FBI in 2019 from a repair shop in Delaware, near the home of his father Joe. The owner has said he was suspicious about the contents, without elaborating.
That laptop has become the source of much speculation regarding his business dealings, and whether his father was involved and profiting.
The second laptop was taken in February from the office of a Massachusetts psychiatrist accused of professional misconduct, according to NBC News.
That laptop was in the custody of the Drugs Enforcement Agency, NBC reported, for unexplained reasons.
Hunter Biden, pictured in 2016, had a second laptop seized in February from a doctor’s office
A previous laptop was given to the FBI by a laptop repair shop in Delaware
Hunter Biden was not a target of the search or the investigation, and his lawyer ultimately got his laptop back.
It is unclear why his computer was left in the office of the psychiatrist, Dr Keith Ablow.
Ablow, a well known author, last year settled several malpractice lawsuits that alleged that he engaged in sexual relationships with patients, inappropriately prescribed drugs, and committed ‘boundary violations’ between 2011 and 2018.
He was not charged with any crimes.
Hunter Biden is pictured with his father Joe in January 2010
Joe Biden has defended his son, insisting he is a good man who is being unfairly maligned
The business activities of Hunter Biden, the 50-year-old son of Joe and his late first wife Neilia, have become something of an obsession for the Trump campaign, in much the way that Hillary Clinton’s emails transfixed them in 2016.
Hunter is long known to have struggled with drug abuse and profited from his father’s name.
But Joe Biden’s critics are yet to pin any evidence of corruption on the Democrat candidate, despite their best efforts.
One man who tried, Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski, claimed that Joe Biden was aware of their efforts to set up an investment firm with Chinese backers in 2017. He also claimed that Joe was referred to in communications as ‘the big guy’, looking to take a stake in the profits.
No one has been able to prove any involvement by Joe Biden, however, and the Wall Street Journal – which was handed a dossier by Bobulinski – concluded that Joe Biden had not been connected to the short-lived and unsuccessful venture.