How a scandal-plagued Hunter Biden tried to disappear -- only to see his past dominate campaign
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At the time Hunter Biden's laptop reportedly sat unclaimed at a Delaware repair shop, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden was living a tumultuous life, including facing a paternity lawsuit from an exotic dancer.
The repair shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, told The New York Post a man who he cannot identify left the MacBook Pro in April 2019. He never returned, and Mr. Isaac eventually took custody. He gave a download of the contents to the FBI and President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, who provided the data to the Post.

The chain of events raises the question of how someone — Mr. Biden, an associate or someone else — could forget about or knowingly discard a computer containing tens of thousands of emails that tell tales of lucrative foreign cash transactions. The hard drive also held explicit sex scenes involving drugs.

Robert Costello, Mr. Giuliani's lawyer, told Fox News on Wednesday that the hard drive contains 40,000 emails, thousands of text messages, photographs and videos.

Hunter Biden's attorney has not disputed that his client used the laptop.

Hunter Biden has long been a liability for his father's presidential campaign. The elder Mr. Biden has weathered criticism dating back to his days as vice president in the Obama…
Rowan Scarborough
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