CBS News finally acknowledges Hunter Biden’s laptop to be genuine

Less than a month before the 2020 election, the New York Post revealed that a laptop owned by Hunter Biden contained evidence of drug use and ties to hostile foreign governments.

While many media figures dismissed such allegations as Russian propaganda, one major outlet has finally acknowledged that the story was true. 

Former Secret Service computer crimes expert verifies laptop’s authenticity

As the Post reported, CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge confirmed on Monday that material found on Biden’s laptop was indeed genuine.

As evidence, Herridge pointed to a review of the device carried out by former Secret Service computer crimes expert Mark Lanterman, who concluded that there is no evidence of outside tampering.

As the Post noted, Herridge’s report comes more than two years after the story first broke and nine months after the Washington Post and The New York Times reached a similar conclusion.

What’s more, Herridge said two sources confirmed that President Joe Biden was “the big guy” referenced in a May 2017 email.

“Two of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, including Tony Bobulinski, who received the email, told CBS News that the 10% ‘held by H for the big guy’ was shorthand for 10% held by Hunter for his father,” the Post quoted Herridge as saying. “The author [of the email, James Gilliar] has not responded to CBS News’s questions.”

Facebook censored story after FBI warning about Russian disinformation

Social media platforms initially censored information about the laptop, something Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke with podcast host Joe Rogan about in August.

Zuckerberg told Rogan that Facebook limited distribution of the story after being warned by the FBI to watch out for Russian disinformation.

According to the Post, an August poll conducted by the Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics found that four out of five Americans say “truthful” coverage of Biden’s laptop would have altered the 2020 election’s outcome.