A former GOP lawmaker from Virginia who broke with then-President Donald Trump and assisted the Democrat-led January 6 committee’s investigation is now part of Hunter Biden’s legal team.
According to the Daily Caller, Denver Riggleman, “who also served as a technical adviser to the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6 Capitol breach,” is providing similar services to assist in the first son’s defense as Republican-led congressional probes continue to find additional evidence he may have committed additional crimes in attempting to sell access to foreign entities.
“I and my forensics, data, and telephony team are conducting data investigations and analysis for Hunter Biden’s legal team,” Riggleman said in a statement that CBS News cited. He added that his team is concentrating on “data across the spectrum.”
Riggleman, a 53-year-old former Air Force intelligence officer and vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, authored a book entitled “The Breach,” in which he argued that far-right extremism and conspiracy theories present a threat to American democracy.
Calling Riggleman an “invaluable resource,” Biden’s lawyer and confidant Kevin Morris also confirmed that Riggleman has been assisting their legal team since late 2022.
“We have made tremendous strides in untangling the massive amount of corruption and disinformation involved in this story. There will be much more coming to the public,” Morris told CBS News.
His remarks suggest that Riggleman has been involved in investigating and examining the claims related to the data discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which reportedly had been abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019.
Sources knowledgeable about Riggleman’s involvement shared with CBS that he has dedicated months to conducting a digital forensic analysis of the laptop. His objective is to ascertain whether any of the data, including text messages, has been manipulated or falsified.
When the New York Post broke the first stories about the laptop — which contained highly damning evidence about alleged Biden family corruption — most of the mainstream media dismissed it as “Russian disinformation.” In addition, a group of more than 50 current and former U.S. intelligence officials suggested as much in a letter that was widely cited by the same outlets in the weeks before the 2020 election.
Ultimately, many of those same media sources have confirmed the information on the laptop is genuine.
Meanwhile, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer made a stunning claim late last month regarding whistleblowers and other witnesses who have been providing testimony to his panel regarding President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.