In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" about his new book, Hunter explained he didn't definitively know if the water-damaged MacBook Pro laptop abandoned at a DE fix shop belonged to him, but he left the possibility open, saying it could "certainly" be his.
Hunter had suffered from a drug and alcohol addiction for years, which eventually led to him spending thousands of dollars on crack cocaine.
By the conclusion of the interview, in which the artist and businessman also asked about the federal investigation he is facing and the laptop story, Biden burst into tears recalling how his father nearly lost him to drug addiction.
"I tried to go to my auto, and my girls literally blocked the door to my vehicle, and said: 'Dad, Dad, please". And my girls literally blocked the door to my auto.
'And he grabbed me in a hug... he grabbed me in like a bear hug.
"I really don't know what the answer is, that's the truthful answer". I don't know what to do.
That interview will air Monday morning, while a separate interview with CBS correspondent Tracy Smith will air the day before.
"No, I don't think I made a mistake in taking the spot on the board", said Biden. Literally. That's how powerful. "I probably smoked more parmesan cheese than anyone, anyone that you know".
Hunter Biden sat down with "CBS Sunday Morning" and spoke about his drug addiction, his relationship with sister-in-law Hallie Biden, the ongoing FBI investigation into his finances and his decision to join the board of Burisma.
When asked if it could have been his, Biden said "Of course, certainly".
"It, it, 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. It could be that it was stolen from me.
'I can say this.
Former President Donald Trump made Burisma a household name, floating to rally crowds that Hunter Biden was getting rich off his name - and that Joe Biden intervened and got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired for wanting to investigate Burisma to protect his son. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said at a March 25 congressional hearing that barring users from sharing the story was a "total mistake".
The documents, which Rudy Giuliani, then on the legal team of President Trump, gave to the paper, were reportedly recovered from a laptop computer that was dropped off at a fix shop in DE in April 2019 but never retrieved. The first son was notified in December that he was the subject of a federal investigation into his taxes.