A 2020 interview former President Donald Trump gave to CBS News’ “60 Minutes” is resurfacing after the network reported on the authenticity of a computer believed to belong to Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
On Monday, radio host Clay Travis tweeted, “Two years ago Donald Trump told CBS’s Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes the Hunter Biden laptop was real and should be covered by the media. Stahl said it couldn’t be verified.”
“Two years later [CBS News] has finally verified it. Trump was right. Again,” he added.
During the interview, Trump said about the laptop, “I think it’s one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever seen, and you don’t cover it…you want to talk about insignificant things.”
“Because it can’t be verified,” CBS News’ Leslie Stahl interjected.
However, the former president pushed back, “Of course, it can be verified. Excuse me. They found the laptop…”
When Stahl repeated her claim that the laptop cannot be verified, Trump asked, “Why do you say that?”
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Two years ago Donald Trump told CBS’s Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes the Hunter Biden laptop was real and should be covered by the media. Stahl said it couldn’t be verified. Two years later @cbsnews has finally verified it. Trump was right. Again. pic.twitter.com/o7a3cMQ4Jn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 21, 2022
The New York Post first reported on the contents of the laptop in 2020 which was reportedly abandoned at a computer repair shop in Delaware. At the time, over 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter asserting that the laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
“If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this,” the letter added.
But on Monday, “CBS Mornings” featured a segment by reporter Catherine Herridge about data found on the computer.
“The laptop data we had analyzed showed no evidence it was faked or tampered with,” Herridge said.
Mark Lanterman, a digital forensic analyst, told the network he is confident the data on the laptop belongs to Hunter Biden and is real.
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CBS News has obtained data from a laptop purported to have belonged to Hunter Biden. The data came directly from the source who said they provided it to the FBI under subpoena.@CBS_Herridge shares what was found during an independent forensic review. pic.twitter.com/uMWf1vB2Zv
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) November 21, 2022
Another analyst told Herridge, “Just the sheer volume of what we’re dealing with, it would be difficult if not impossible to fabricate.”
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