During the run-up to the 2020 election, American politics turned toxic in ways that we had never seen before. There is always an uptick in ferociousness when we approach these contests, but this was something different entirely.
Some of the reason for this amplification surely came from then-President Donald Trump, who was hired by the American people to play the role of disruptor in Washington DC. He was popular enough to be elected based on his promise to smash the status quo and “drain the swamp” – which was not ever going to be a cordial proposition.
So, in 2020, the political world had to turn up the volume in order to keep up with Trump, and we were soon hearing some strange tales about anyone and everyone associated with the race.
This included the story of a laptop, infamously said to have belonged to Hunter Biden, son of then-candidate Joe Biden. On this laptop, allegedly, were all manner of incriminating items, from photos depicting drug use and other illicit behavior, to emails detailing some shady foreign business deals.
This week, Hunter Biden made an incredibly telling statement regarding the notorious device.
In a sitdown with CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” President Biden’s embattled son was pointedly asked “yes or no” if the MacBook Pro that was dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 was in fact his.
“I really don’t know what the answer is, that’s the truthful answer,” Hunter Biden said in an excerpt of the interview released on Friday, before adding, “I have no idea.”
But asked whether it could have belonged to him, he replied, “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 continued.
The news comes just a day after NPR was lambasted for their false claim that the Hunter Biden laptop story had been “debunked”.
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