“For real,” this Hunter Biden laptop controversy has no end in sight.
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, in his first TV interviews since his father took office, said he doesn’t recall whether the Delaware laptop that fueled the Ukraine ordeal was even his.
“For real, I don’t know …” Biden told “CBS Sunday Morning” during a conversation that will air on Sunday. “I don’t have any idea; I have no idea whether or not.”
Biden probably didn’t help the overall perception by suggesting alternatives to his ownership.
“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,” he said. “It could be that it was stolen from me.”
“CBS Sunday Morning” airs at 9 a.m. ET.
The computer was the primary player in a New York Post story about his Hunter Biden’s business dealings published weeks before the 2020 election.
The story’s details served former President Trump’s attack strategy – along with other Republicans — as the campaign ramped up last year.
A story from thehill.com explained the background:
“The New York Post story detailed a computer purportedly belonging to Biden that was left at a Delaware computer shop and never picked up. Emails on the computer, according to the Post story, raised questions about Biden’s business connections in Ukraine, and candidate Joe Biden’s connections themselves.
“But it’s never been completely clear whether the laptop was really Hunter Biden’s or whether the emails on the computer were his.”
The laptop was reportedly seized by the FBI, and the owner of the Delaware store provided a copy to Rudy Giuliani, who worked as an attorney for Trump.
Giuliani subsequently delivered a string of unproven claims about the Bidens and Ukraine.