In 2020, the Post reported on a bevy of emails from a laptop said to belong to President Joe Biden's son. Many of the emails raised questions about the then-presidential candidate's purported ties to Ukrainian business ventures including Burisma. One message in particular appeared to show Hunter setting up his father with an introduction to a top Ukrainian business executive.
What are the details?
In separate interviews on "CBS This Morning" and "CBS Sunday Morning," President Joe Biden's son said that the MacBook Pro that was left at a Delaware computer repair store in 2019 could "absolutely" be his.
He appeared on the CBS shows to promote his new memoir, "Beautiful Things," which is due for an April 6 release.
"I really don't know what the answer is, that's the truthful answer" he told correspondent Tracy Smith when she pressed whether the laptop belonged to him. "I have no idea."
When asked if the laptop could potentially belong to him, he responded, "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."
The laptop was dropped off at a Wilmington-area computer shop in 2019. The person or persons who turned the laptop over to the computer repair shop never picked the computer up.
Elsewhere during the interview, Hunter detailed his substance addictions and revealed information about an intimate family intervention that took place during the 2020 presidential race.
During the intervention, he said, he stormed out of the family's Delaware home and attempted to leave.
Hunter said that his father chased him down the driveway in tears and buried him in a bear hug.
"I tried to go to my car, and my girls literally blocked the door to my car and said, 'Dad, Dad, please, you can't. No. No,'" he recalled. "He grabbed me in a hug. He grabbed me, gave me a bear hug, and he said, and just cried and said, 'I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do. Please.'"
Hunter said that despite the emotional appeals of his family, he was focused on just one thing: taking "another hit."
"It's the only thing I could think, literally," he recalled. "That's how powerful [addiction is]. ... I don't know of a force more powerful than my family's love except addiction."
Smith's interview with the president's son will air on "CBS Sunday Morning" on Sunday at 9 a.m. His interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason is set to air on Monday at 7 a.m. ET.
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