Hunter Biden isn’t completely sure the laptop at the center of numerous scandalous headlines about him and his family really is his, but it “certainly” could be, he said.
In a new interview with CBS News’ Tracy Smith, which will air in full on Sunday, Biden was asked directly about the laptop that launched a seemingly endless amount of primetime segments in the right-wing media sphere leading up to and after the November 2020 election of his father, Joe Biden, to the presidency.
Asked point-blank whether the laptop purportedly found at a computer repair shop belonged to him, Biden said, “For real, I don’t know.”
Smith pushed Biden, who is the author of forthcoming book “Beautiful Things,” until he replied, “The truthful answer… I don’t have any idea, no idea whether or not…”
“So, it could be yours?” Smith asked.
“Of course. Certainly,” Biden said. “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 or that there was a laptop stolen from me.”
Biden should exercise a little caution there: The computer repair shop owner tied to the New York Post’s reporting on Biden and the laptop sued Twitter for at least $500 million last December, claiming the tech giant defamed him by incorrectly calling him a “hacker.”
Watch the interview preview below, via CBS News.
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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