Hunter Biden admitted that the laptop found last fall “could” be his, stirring criticism from journalists and casting doubts on past comments that his father, President Biden made.
An interview clip of Hunter Biden was released last Friday, where he can be seen admitting that the incriminating laptop, which was first reported by the New York Post last fall, could be his.
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
As many people on social media praised Hunter Biden for openly talking about his drug addiction after an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, others have highlighted Biden’s admission and what it means for the media state.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald told “MediaBuzz” on Sunday, “We should be revisiting it regardless because the real story was not just what those documents showed about Biden and China and Ukraine, but also the abuse of power by Facebook and the Democrats to censor a major story right before an election. It was incredible interference and manipulation from the right to vote and the right to be heard.”
Critics also revisited the comments that Biden made about the controversy, stating that the story could be based on Russian “disinformation” and that it was a “smear campaign.”
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
— Catt (@CattHarmony) October 21, 2020
Tracy Smith of CBS asked Hunter Biden a question about the origin of the laptop during the interview, to which Hunter answered, “For real, I don’t know.”
However, when the younger Biden was pressed more, he 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 then – that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
Meanwhile, Greenwald told the “MediaBuzz” host that he does not consider Hunter Biden’s addictions or affairs newsworthy and further elaborated on Twitter.
Greenwald wrote on Twitter, “Pretending that the Biden laptop story was about sex or drugs is utterly deceitful. A person’s addiction struggles [and] consensual adult sex is not news. The story was (and is) about financial corruption. And there’s *zero* doubt the docs were authentic.”
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
— NTD News (@news_ntd) October 20, 2020
Meanwhile, former congressional candidate Lavern Spicer also wrote on Twitter, “Hunter Biden HID from the media when it mattered most, so who the heck wants to hear from him now?”
The interview with Hunter Biden with CBS Sunday Morning came ahead of the scheduled release of Biden’s memoir entitled “Beautiful Things” on Tuesday.
In the same interview, the younger Biden also stated that he is “100% certain” that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing in a Department of Justice investigation into his finances.
Hunter Biden said, “I’m cooperating completely. And I’m absolutely certain – I’m 100% certain – that at the end of the investigation, I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.” He continued, “And all I can do is cooperate and trust in the process.”