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Hunter Biden Admits Infamous Laptop Could 'Certainly' Be His - But

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Cary Erickson | 04 April, 2021, 19:05

In a teaser released Friday for another portion of the interview, Hunter Biden spoke about a second intervention, in which the then-2020 presidential candidate chased his son down the driveway, sobbing, begging him to stop using drugs. He says, "Of course, certainly", but also throws out a host of alternative theories as to its provenance.

The younger Biden said his father staged an intervention for him during his time as vice president.

Correspondent Tracy Smith's interview with Hunter Biden will be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on CBS and CBSN.

© Provided by CBS News Hunter Biden on laptop at center of controver. Believed to have belonged to Hunter Biden, the laptop contained a variety of controversial business communications between him and his business associates. 'He sort of ditched the Secret Service, ' Hunter Biden recalled, with the now-president telling his son that, 'You're not fine'.

Another correspondence suggested that the elder Biden may have been involved in his son's business dealings in China, an allegation which was later supported by one of Hunter's former business partners.

'No, I don't think I made a mistake taking a spot on that board, ' he said.

"Did I make a mistake?"

Elsewhere in his book, The New York Times reports, Hunter writes about an earlier time when his father confronted him about addiction during his vice presidency. 'All I know, is that not one investigative body, not one serious journalist have ever accused - has ever come to the conclusion that I did anything wrong, or that my father did anything wrong'.

The laptop in question surfaced in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

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Hunter Biden Admits Infamous Laptop Could 'Certainly' Be His — But

Hunter Biden's memoir, "Beautiful Things" is published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS. Well maybe in the grand scheme of things.

'And it didn't work.

Smith said, "OK, you don't know, yes or now if the laptop was yours".

Asked how his father's reaction made him feel at the time, Hunter replied: 'I thought "I need to figure out a way to tell him that I'm going to do something so that I can go and take another hit".

'By the way, he's always done that, ' Hunter Biden said.

Last year, Ratcliffe said Hunter Biden's laptop and the emails on it were "not part of some Russian disinformation campaign", despite claims from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Smith pointed out that, 'He nearly lost you'.

'I'm a Biden, we cry too much, ' he added.

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