Justice Department Confirms Authenticity of Hunter Biden's Laptop, Raising Questions About 2020 Election Impact
Washington, D.C., January 18, 2024
In a Tuesday court filing, the Justice Department (DOJ) officially confirmed the authenticity of Hunter Biden's laptop, a revelation that had been suppressed and could have had significant implications on the 2020 presidential election. The acknowledgment comes as 71% of Americans believe accurate reporting on Hunter's "Laptop from Hell" could have influenced the election outcome, according to recent polling.
The DOJ affirmed that Hunter Biden's laptop was genuine, determining that he had left it at a computer store and that the contents matched information obtained through a search warrant of Hunter's iCloud. Prosecutors detailed in the court filing, "Investigators also later came into possession of the defendant’s Apple MacBook Pro, which he had left at the computer store. A search warrant was also obtained for his laptop, and the result of the search warrant were largely duplicative of information investigators had already obtained from Apple."
The confirmation underscores the credibility of the information contained in Hunter Biden's laptop, which became widely known as the "Laptop from Hell." This revelation has fueled the belief among a majority of Americans that accurate reporting on the matter could have altered the course of the 2020 presidential election.
Shortly after the New York Post broke the story about the laptop, CNN reporter Natasha Bertrand authored a Politico article, relying on "dozens of former intel officials," to push a narrative about the origins of Hunter's laptop that has since been discredited. It took over a year for the establishment media to admit that the initial story was false.
The Washington Post, after not pursuing the story for 532 days, acknowledged the authenticity of Hunter's laptop, stating that it held "authentic communications that can be verified." CNN, which initially dismissed the laptop as "Russian disinformation" and "made up" when the story broke on October 24, 2020, eventually conceded its authenticity.
The DOJ's confirmation raises questions about the impact of the suppressed information during the 2020 election and the subsequent efforts by some media outlets to discredit the story. As public awareness of the laptop's authenticity grows, the scrutiny on the handling of the information and its potential influence on the election continues to intensify.