On Friday, Hunter Biden admitted that the laptop that was first reported by New York Post last fall “could” be his, casting doubt on past comments from his father, President Biden, stating that the laptop was Russian disinformation.
In an interview clip of Hunter Biden that was released last Friday, the younger Biden admitted that the incriminating laptop that was reported by New York Post last fall could be his.
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Hunter Biden was asked by CBS’ host Tracy smith a question as to the origin of the laptop to which Hunter answered with, “For real, I don’t know.” Smith asked the younger Biden again whether the laptop “could” be his.
“Of course certainly,” Biden responded. “It, it, 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 the — that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
However, Biden previously made a statement that the information on the laptop, details of which have been widely reported, was Russian disinformation.
Biden also said in an interview with Fox News’ Peter Doocy last December 22, “Yes. Yes. Yes,” when asked if he thought the stories about his son were a Russian smear campaign. “God love ya man. You are a one horse pony.”
However, in October last year, Biden also claimed that the laptop was part of Russian “disinformation” and that it was a “smear campaign.”
DNI: Laptop Not #RussianDisinformation
The Director of National Intelligence debunked the idea that #HunterBiden's laptop was "Russian disinformation." This comes after some have claimed the laptop is part of a smear campaign from Russia. pic.twitter.com/H6QZD2LsKv
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“Do you believe the recent leak of material allegedly from Hunter’s computer is part of a Russian disinformation campaign,” Biden was asked in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes.
The then-presidential candidate said, “From what I’ve read and know, the intelligence community warned the president that Giuliani was being fed disinformation from the Russians. And we also know that Putin is trying very hard to spread disinformation about Joe Biden.”
Biden added, “When you put the combination of Russia, Giuliani, the president together, that’s just what it is. It’s a smear campaign.”
However, the U.S. intelligence community concluded last year that the laptop was NOT Russian disinformation. Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe also stated that the laptop is “not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”
Ratcliffe also stated, “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.”
FBI & DOJ concur w/ Ratcliffe that Hunter Biden's laptop & emails weren't part of a Russian disinformation campaign; they also confirm Hunter's corruption emails are authentic. So when are Joe & Hunter Biden going to be officially indicted? #CrookedBidenhttps://t.co/aYerfpQVQz
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Other than the U.S, Intelligence Community, the FBI and Justice Department officials also concurred with Ratcliffe’s assessment.
Another federal law enforcement official said at that time that the emails on the laptop were “authentic.”
Hunter Biden’s interview with CBS Sunday Morning is set to be released in full on Sunday together with another interview with CBS which will air on Monday.
These interviews come as he is promoting his book called “Beautiful Things,” a memoir by the son of President Biden. The book will center on the younger Biden’s well-publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to his publisher.
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
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Accordingly, the interviews will also include information about the Investigation of the Department of Justice into Hunter Biden and his struggles with addiction.
Meanwhile, President Biden made a statement saying that he supports his son’s book deal.