Hunter Biden admitted that the laptop containing troves of emails and pictures related to his shady foreign business dealings and history of drug addiction could “certainly” be his.
In an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” about his new book, Hunter explained he didn’t definitively know if the water-damaged MacBook Pro laptop abandoned at a Delaware repair shop belonged to him, but he left the possibility open, saying it could “certainly” be his.
“You don’t know, yes or no, if the laptop was yours?” CBS’s Tracy Smith asked in a clip of the interview set to air on Sunday.
“I don’t know,” Hunter said, before clarifying that “of course, certainly” it could have belonged to him. “There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me.”
President Joe Biden’s son also repeated debunked claims, many of them amplified by the corporate media, Democrats, and his own father last fall, that the laptop might have been planted by Russian intelligence.
“It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me,” Hunter continued.
Months after it was alleged that a laptop revealed Hunter Biden’s business interests in China and Ukraine, the president’s son tells Tracy Smith that the laptop “could be” his
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) April 2, 2021
Hunter’s laptop was first brought to light last fall when the New York Post reported that the businessman used his father’s position as vice president of the United States to “shake down corrupt foreign oligarchs for cash.” Despite the now-president’s claims that he had “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” one Ukrainian business executive thanked Hunter in an email for introducing him to Joe and asked for more meetings. Other emails suggested Hunter pursued business deals with one of China’s largest energy companies in an attempt to cash in “for me and my family.”
In addition to the incriminating emails, the computer also included “a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who has admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images” and some family photos depicting Joe, Hunter, and children.
The New York Post’s report was quickly suppressed by Big Tech companies such as Twitter, which claimed the outlined information violated its “distribution of hacked material” policies. Corporate media outlets also chose largely to ignore the developing story, but NPR recently issued a correction in its review of Hunter’s book that originally claimed: “U.S. intelligence services had debunked the laptop story.”
Hunter recently fell into hot water after reports surfaced that Secret Service agents tried to interfere in an investigation into his gun, which went temporarily missing after his late brother’s wife and his then-love interest threw it away in a trash can near a school in 2018. While the gun was eventually recovered, background check forms obtained by The Federalist show he might have lied about his drug use to purchase the gun.
Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
Originally Posted on: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/02/hunter-biden-admits-infamous-laptop-could-certainly-be-his-but-also-blames-the-russians/
[By: Jordan Davidson