CBS has finally admitted Hunter Biden‘s laptop is real – 20 months after DailyMail.com authenticated its contents with top experts.
When files from the laptop were published before the 2020 presidential election, 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl insisted in an interview with Donald Trump that the contents couldn’t be verified.
The network was among a wide range of left-leaning outlets such as the New York Times and MSNBC who doubted the authenticity as the Biden administration insisted it was Russian disinformation.
But on Monday, two weeks after the midterms, CBS This Morning changed their tune.
The network ran a segment with with former Secret Service member and computer forensics expert Mark Lanterman saying he and his son Sean had independently verified the laptop and said there was no evidence of external tampering.
The story referenced a voicemail from Joe Biden to his son saying he ‘needed to get help’ for his ongoing drug addiction – and pinned the timing of the report to Republicans threatening to launch an investigation into the president’s complicity in Hunter’s foreign business deals.
DailyMail.com authenticated the laptop in March 2021, and was the first – and only – news organization to publicly verify its contents using expert analysis.
The scandal was widely dismissed by multiple outlets, social media companies made sure stories were censored and whistleblowers claim FBI agents went out of their way to obstruct investigations.
DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain has raised fresh questions over why it has taken so long for these outlets to come around.
‘Anyone with five braincells has known Hunter Biden’s laptop is real,’ McCain said.
‘I’m extremely confused why CBS is taking a victory lap or taking any kind of credit on this today – years late?’
‘Yes’, Lanterman said when asked if he believed what he saw on the laptop that was given to the FBI under subpoena was real and that it belonged to the president’s scandal-plagued son.