April 18, 2024

Hunter Biden’s Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Greene

Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe David Lowell, filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Friday, just days after the right-wing congresswoman displayed nude poster images of the president’s son at a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing.

Lowell, in letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics, wrote that he had previously contacted the office about Greene’s defamatory statements and “strange spreading of conspiracy theories” toward Hunter Biden, adding that she “lowered herself and the entire House to a new level of despicable behavior” with her actions at Wednesday’s hearing.

Greene showed the sexually explicit images at a hearing where Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers made claims that the Justice Department had interfered with an investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes. Biden recently agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges.

Since then a number of Greene Democrats have aimed to expose the series of nude photos, including representatives Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a ranking Democrat on the oversight committee. told the Washington Post that the display was “completely irrelevant” to the hearing.

The attorney claimed that Greene violated House ethics rules along with standards of official conduct at the hearing, asking the office to “promptly and decisively censure and discipline” Greene.

“Although the faces of other individuals in the photographs were blocked by black boxes, Ms. Greene (or her staff) took great care to ensure that Mr. Biden’s face was not obscured by the American public,” argued Lowell, who noted that Greene suggested without evidence that her posters depicted Biden “engaging in pornography.”

“None of her actions or statements could be considered part of any legitimate legislative activity, as evidenced by the content of her statements and behavior and the forums she uses to disseminate her blunt rhetoric.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) prepares revealing images and an airline declaration made by Hunter Biden during Wednesday’s House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing. Hunter Biden’s attorney has since asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to “immediately and decisively censure and discipline” Greene over the nude photo exhibit.

AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough

Lowell criticized Greene’s social media posts in the days since the hearing, noting that she shared clips of herself holding the nude pictures and circulated a link to a video with the images through her fundraising email.

The attorney also suggested that Greene’s actions may have violated federal, District of Columbia and Georgia laws as well.

HuffPost has reached out to Greene for comment about the ethics complaint.

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