Hunter Biden admitted in a Friday interview that the infamous "laptop from hell" which contained explosive evidence of shady business dealings and a trove of sexual material - some of it allegedly underage - "absolutely" could belong to him.
Sitting down with CBS's "Sunday Morning," Hunter - the 'smartest guy' President Biden knows - was asked a "yes or no" whether a MacBook Pro dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 was his, according to the New York Post - which was banned from Twitter for more than two weeks last October for simply reporting on the laptop.
"I really don’t know what the answer is, that’s the truthful answer," said Hunter of the water-damaged MacBook Pro which was eventually seized by the FBI (whose top child porn investigator signed a subpoena to obtain), adding "I have no idea."
When asked whether it could have belonged to him, however, Hunter said: "Absolutely."
"Certainly, 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 Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me," he added.
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The laptop - while allegedly containing inappropriate photographs of underage girls in - revealed that President Biden lied when he said that he had no knowledge of Hunter's business dealings - and was in fact involved with them.
In the final months of the heated 2020 presidential race, The Post revealed a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that raised questions about his then-candidate father’s ties to his son’s foreign business ventures, including Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company linked to corruption.
The emails revealed that the younger Biden introduced a top Burisma executive to his father, then vice president, less than a year before the elder Biden admittedly pressured Ukrainian officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.
The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma board adviser, sent Hunter on April 17, 2015. -New York Post
The laptop, which was protected by the password "Hunter02" according to the Daily Mail, was considered a national security nightmare.
Via the Mail:
The material, none of which was encrypted or protected by anything as basic as two-factor authentication, includes:
- Joe Biden's personal mobile number and three private email addresses as well as the names of his Secret Service agents;
- Mobile numbers for former President Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary and almost every member of former President Barack Obama's cabinet;
- A contact database of 1,500 people including actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, former Presidential candidate John Kerry and ex-FBI boss Louis Freeh;
- Personal documents including Hunter's passport, driver's licence, social security card, credit cards and bank statements;
- Details of Hunter's drug and sex problems, including $21,000 spent on one 'live cam' porn website and 'selfies' of him engaging in sex acts and smoking crack cocaine;
And according to Rudy Giuliani, there were disturbing, underage photographs of young girls found on Hunter's laptop which were turned over to police in New Castle County, Delaware.
Giuliani said last October on his podcast, "Common Sense,"
"What we found were a number of photographs that troubled us greatly. They troubled us greatly because there were photographs of underage girls. The underage girls were dressed in a very provocative way... very little bikinis, and poses, that were sexually provocative.
That was troubling in and of itself, but then there was one that was straight out-and-out child pornography. Just straight - I mean, as [Justice] Potter Stewart once described pornography as 'you can't define it, but you know it when you see it.'
Well, you know this when you see it.
We also knew what our obligations were because Bernie [Kerik, a senior VP at Giuliani Partners and former interim Interior Minister of Iraq after Operation Iraqi Freedom] had been a policeman, and I had been an assistant US Attorney and a Mayor. As a public official, had I seen that, I'd have to report it. I'd be a mandatory reporter as are medical people. When you see child pornography, or you see evidence that we also saw in the text messages and emails of an unsafe environment for the children.
Considerably unsafe environment for the children. Again, I will not go into detail as to why. That's for the Delaware police."
The laptop also contained videos of Hunter smoking crack and engaging in sex acts with an unidentified woman.
Still no word from Hunter on who the "big guy" is...