On Thursday, an attorney representing President Biden’s son Hunter sent a cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump’s lawyers, claiming that Trump’s rhetoric, particularly on the packet of cocaine found in the White House, might lead to injury, ABC News reported.
The letter from attorney Abbe Lowell cites what he claims are previous examples of when Trump’s rhetoric inspired violence, notably the January 6 riot at the Capitol, the attack on former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband last October, and the most recent incident of the man arrested near Barack Obama’s Washington DC home last month.
In his letter, Lowell wrote that we could be one social media post away from another violent incident and warned Trump’s attorneys to make it clear to the former president that his words may have previously “caused harm” and could “do so again if he does not stop.”
Since the cocaine was found in the White House on July 2, Trump has posted to Truth Social several times about Hunter Biden. In a July 5 post, Trump asked if anyone believed that the cocaine could have been for anyone other than Hunter. In a separate post, Trump said that the Secret Service knows whose cocaine it was, adding that it was for Hunter and “probably Crooked Joe.”
In his letter, Lowell also defended Hunter against the accusations made both by Trump and others that the cocaine belonged to him.
He told Trump’s legal team that while the former president may not know this, his attorneys are aware that Hunter has not committed the “charges that your client is claiming,” nor has he been accused of them. Lowell reiterated that the Biden family was not at the White House at the time the cocaine was discovered.
While he told Trump’s lawyers that no response to the letter was needed, Lowell encouraged them to tell Trump that “his incitement can further hurt people” and could cause Trump “even more legal trouble.”