HUNTER Biden has shrugged off the alleged laptop with drug pictures and Ukraine business dealings as he claimed he was "hacked by Russians."
In an interview with CBS This Morning, the 51-year-old skirted around last year's laptop scandal, somewhat disputing the claims, suggesting "there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me."
When asked if the laptop that was dropped off at the Delaware computer repair shop in 2019 was his, he replied: "I really don't know what the answer is, that's the truthful answer. I have no idea."
However, when asked if it could have been his, he responded "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," he said. "It could be that it was stolen from me.
He reiterated that he does not know if the computer was his, insisting: "For real! I don't know!"
Biden's laptop was the subject of a media storm, after the New York Post published a "smoking-gun" email that it alleged reveals how Hunter Biden introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, Vadym Pozharskyi, when Joe Biden was Vice President.
The laptop is also reported to contain a 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.
The New York Post's report claims that emails obtained, in part, suggested that Joe, at his son's request, met with Pozharskyi, in April 2015 in Washington DC.
Both Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, and Joe's campaign denied the alleged meeting with Burisma boss Vadym Pozharskyi ever occurred.
Hunter also opened up about his battle with drug addiction in the two new interviews – the first of which is airing on Sunday morning.
"I tried to go to my car, and my girls literally blocked the door to my car, and said: 'Dad, Dad, please. You can't. No, no'."
It is likely that the girls he was referring to are his daughters Naomi, 27, Finnegan, 21 and Maisy, 20.
"[He] grabbed me — gave a bear hug, and he said — and just cried, and said — 'I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do. Please'," Hunter said.
"I thought: 'I need to figure out a way to tell him that I'm gonna do something, so that I can go take another hit'."
"It's the only thing I could think. Literally. That's how powerful. I don't know of a force more powerful than my family's love, except addiction," he said.
Hunter has also been under fire recently concerning an incident on October 23, 2018 when Hallie Biden – who was married to the late Beau Biden – threw Hunter's gun in the trash behind a grocery store and returned later to find it was gone.
Citing a police report, Politico reported that Delaware cops were forced to investigate because it happened across from a high school and they were worried it could be used in a crime.
Secret service agents asked the store owner where Hunter bought the gun for paperwork involving the sale, a person with firsthand knowledge of the incident and another briefed by an agent told the publication.
The store owner Ron Palmieri, refused, they said, and gave the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives later.
The Secret Service and Joe Biden said they have no knowledge of agents investigating it.
People familiar with the situation reportedly said the gun was returned by a man who regularly rummages through the trash and the bizarre situation didn't end in any charges or arrests.
A Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated October 12, 2018 were obtained by the publication.
When asked: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Hunter said "no." Lying on this form is a felony.
Biden's son was discharged from the Navy for using cocaine five years earlier and his family have spoken out about his substance abuse battle.
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