Hunter Biden admitted during a CBS News interview that aired in part on Friday morning that the laptop at the center of a scandal could be his before promoting a debunked conspiracy theory that Russian intelligence could be behind it.
Hunter Biden had the following exchange with CBS News:
CBS NEWS: Was that your laptop?
HUNTER BIDEN: For real, I don’t know.
CBS NEWS: I know. But you know that’s-
HUNTER BIDEN: I really don’t know.
CBS NEWS: Okay, you don’t know, yes or now, if the laptop was yours.
HUNTER BIDEN: I don’t have any idea. I have no idea whether–
CBS NEWS: So, could have been yours?
HUNTER BIDEN: Of course, certainly. There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that was the– that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.
However, when the story broke last year, the then-Director of National Intelligence stated unequivocally, “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign and I think it’s clear the American people know that.”
The next day, a senior federal law enforcement official confirmed to Fox News that the FBI and DOJ agreed with ODNI and did not believe that the emails were part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
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
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