WASHINGTON: Joe Biden’s son Hunter sued a computer repairman on Friday for releasing laptop photos showing him using drugs and having “intimate relations” — firing back at Republican efforts to paint the president’s son as corrupt.

The suit against John Paul Mac Isaac came as opposition lawmakers try to construct a case of Hunter Biden’s alleged corrupt dealings to hurt his father, a Democrat who is expected to run for president again next year.

The content of Hunter Biden’s laptop has been the source of hundreds of articles and allegations against the 53-year-old onetime financier whose past business dealings in Ukraine and China continue to shadow Joe Biden.

Hunter left the laptop in Mac Isaac’s Delaware shop for repairs in 2019 but never picked it up.

The next year, weeks before the election that pitted Joe Biden against incumbent Republican Donald Trump, the New York Post claimed it had emails and other documents from Hunter’s laptop that implicated him and his father in questionable business dealings with Ukraine while Biden senior was vice president in 2015.

President Biden has repeatedly dismissed the allegations.

Published in Dawn, March 18th, 2023

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