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Lawyer for Hunter Biden Threatens Trump In New Demand Letter

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Another Biden appears to be setting his sights on former President Donald Trump.

Earlier this week, Law360 correspondent Frank G. Runyeon shared a “cease and desist” letter he obtained from Hunter Biden attorney Abbe David Lowell to lawyers for the former president.

“Hunter Biden’s attorney demands Donald Trump cease & desist from statements ‘both defamatory and likely to incite’ violence against the U.S. president’s son,” Runyeon noted on Twitter in a post containing a screenshot of the demand letter.

Lowell, with the Winston & Strawn law firm, addressed members of Trump’s legal team in the demand letter as well.

“As you know, Winston & Strawn represents, and I am writing on behalf of our client, Hunter Biden,” the letter began.

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“I am sending this letter to make a demand that your client, former President Donald Trump, cease and desist from making public statements about my client which are both defamatory and likely to incite Mr. Trump’s followers to take actions against Mr. Biden and which could lead to his or his family’s injury,” Lowell wrote.

The attorney specifically highlighted a post made by the former president on his Truth Social platform, which targeted David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware responsible for overseeing the prosecution of Hunter Biden on charges related to taxes and firearms.

“Weiss is a COWARD, a smaller version of Bill Barr, who never had the courage to do what everyone knows should have been done. He gave out a traffic ticket instead of a death sentence,” Trump noted in his post.

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In June, Hunter Biden agreed to a plea deal that keeps him out of prison for the tax and gun charges, though that deal has since been scrutinized.

In particular, Lowell took umbrage with Trump’s reference to a “death sentence.”

“You may respond that this was a mere figure of speech,” he wrote. “However, we have seen that what might pass as such a phrase when uttered by rational people is heard by too many in this country as some terrible injustice for which they must take physical and violent action.”

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Lowell then falsely blamed any deaths that occurred in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot on Trump and his rhetoric, though as president at the time, he encouraged supporters to “peacefully” march to the Capitol to protest the outcome of the 2020 election.

Biden’s attorney said his demand letter is “not a false alarm” before proceeding to invoke former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, who was assaulted in their home last year by a crazed vagrant.

Lowell made reference to a report that said Pelosi’s assailant had Hunter Biden’s name on a “hit list” as well.

“We are just one such social media message away from another [Pelosi-like] incident, and you should make clear to Mr. Trump — if you have not done so already — that Mr. Trump’s words have caused harm in the past and will and threaten to do so again if he does not stop,” he wrote.

Recently, Kathleen Buhle, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, dished on their marriage in a tell-all memoir called, “If We Break.”

The book details Buhle’s side of the story regarding her divorce from Hunter Biden and how their split played out in court.

“In February 2017, Buhle alleged in a legal filing that her estranged ex had spent money on drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, and strip clubs. Buhle’s book doesn’t shy away from those previous disclosures; instead, it will shine a light on the heavy toll addiction can take on relationships, according to the book’s publisher,” People reported last year.

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