Hunter Biden said he wasn’t “keeping tabs on possessions” when asked about whether he dropped off his laptop for repair in 2019 — which later became the subject of a series of exposés by The Post last fall detailing the Bidens’ alleged corruption.
President Biden’s son told CBS “This Morning” in an interview aired Monday that he can’t recall what happened to his MacBook pro.
“Whether or not somebody has my laptop, whether or not it was, I was hacked, whether or not there exists a laptop at all, I truly don’t know,” Hunter said.
“Are you missing a laptop?” host Anthony Mason asked about the infamous hard drive that became the basis for a Post series about the now-president’s involvement in the Biden scion’s sketchy business.
“Not that I know of, but you know, read the book and you realize that I wasn’t keeping tabs on possessions very well for about a four year period of time,” he said in the interview to promote his memoir, “Beautiful Things,” being published on Tuesday.
The laptop contained emails that revealed his business dealings with Ukraine and China.
It was dropped off in April 2019 at a repair shop in Wilmington, Del., but Hunter never returned to pick it up.
The emails also show that Hunter introduced his father to a top executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company that had been investigated for corruption. Another email showed the Obama administration let a Democratic PR company that worked for Burisma take part in a conference call about an upcoming visit to Ukraine by then-Vice President Joe Biden.
His seat on the board of Burisma, which paid him $50,000 a month, occurred as his father, the then vice president in the Obama administration, was overseeing US policy to fight corruption in Ukraine.
Hunter said if he had to do it again, he wouldn’t take the position with Burisma.
“The question of whether I would do it again is no,” he said.
Asked if he knew that he was putting a political bullseye on himself, Hunter said he wasn’t aware.
“I didn’t fully comprehend the level to which this former administration and the people around it would go. The difference between the politics that you’re talking about in terms of the last four years is a very different game,” Hunter said. “And I don’t ever want to hand a weapon to people that would use it in an illegitimate way that they use the weaponry against my dad.”
In an interview that aired Sunday on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Hunter said he didn’t view the Burisma seat as a “mistake.”
“I don’t think I made a mistake in taking a spot on that board. I think I made a mistake in terms of underestimating the way it would be used against me,” he said.