Hunter Biden came clean in a new interview with CBS News to promote his upcoming book “Beautiful Things,” which will be released on April 6. In one interview the subject of his infamous laptop came up and what he said should make the media squirm.
“I really don’t know what the answer is, that’s the truthful answer,” Hunter Biden said when asked if the laptop was his. “I have no idea.” When asked whether it may have belonged to him, he said, “Absolutely.”
“Certainly, there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me,” he said.
“My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it, and I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son,” Joe Biden said at the time.
Hunter also revealed that he was using drugs at some point during his father’s campaign against Trump.
From The New York Post:
In the final months of the heated 2020 presidential race, The Post revealed a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that raised questions about his then-candidate father’s ties to his son’s foreign business ventures, including Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company linked to corruption.
The emails revealed that the younger Biden introduced a top Burisma executive to his father, then vice president, less than a year before the elder Biden admittedly pressured Ukrainian officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.
The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma board adviser, sent Hunter on April 17, 2015.
An image of Hunter Biden found on the laptop at the center of The Post exposé
The water-damaged MacBook Pro — which bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation — was allegedly dropped off for repair at a Delaware computer shop in April 2019, but the individual who dropped it off never returned to pick it up.
It was seized by the FBI in December of that year.
In addition to his Ukrainian connections, other emails on the computer showed Hunter discussing potential business deals with China’s largest private energy company.
One deal seemed to spark considerable interest with the younger Biden, who called it “interesting for me and my family.”
Hunter Biden's first two TV interviews about his book will be with CBS, airing Sunday and Monday morning pic.twitter.com/CqtioLAyBf— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 2, 2021