The Washington Post has become the latest leftwing outlet to confirm that Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop is authentic, Fox News reports.
The Post here is following in the footsteps of the New York Times, which also recently verified the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop and its contents.
This is a big change for both outlets as they both expressed extreme skepticism about the Hunter Biden laptop story when it first broke during the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
It’s not exactly clear what prompted this shift other than the obvious fact that Joe Biden isn’t currently going up against Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency.
The Post’s admission
The Post admitted to the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop and at least some of its contents in two separate reports. One of the reports was mainly about Hunter Biden’s “multimillion-dollar” financial ties to a Chinese energy company.
The Post writes that its report “draws in part on an analysis of a copy said to be of the hard drive of a laptop computer that Hunter Biden purportedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop and never came to collect.”
In a separate report, the Post provides more specifics.
“Thousands of emails purportedly from the laptop computer of Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, are authentic communications that can be verified through cryptographic signatures from Google and other technology companies,” the outlet writes.
The White House’s response
The White House didn’t address the Post’s report until Thursday. This is largely because the White House press corps initially ignored the story. But, on Thursday, this changed.
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s communications director, who is filling in for White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and her deputy Karine Jean-Pierre who both have tested positive for COVID-19, faced several Hutner Biden-related questions on Thursday.
Bedingfield claimed that Hunter Biden did not profit from his overseas business dealings with China and that Hunter Biden didn’t do anything unethical. After that, Bedingfield refused to answer any further questions on the subject.
Hunter Biden is currently under investigation for his overseas business dealings with China. The FBI is reported to be making progress in this investigation. Hunter Biden has claimed that he has been cooperating and he maintains that he will be cleared of all wrongdoing.