The New York Times admitted that the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” is authentic, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki completely dodged questions on the topic during Thursday’s press briefing.
The New York Times admitted in a Thursday article that Biden’s laptop was indeed authentic, more than a year after many Democrats and much of the media dismissed the New York Post’s reporting as Russian disinformation. Both President Joe Biden and Psaki herself stated at the time that the laptop did not truly belong to Biden and was the product of Russian efforts. (RELATED: Here’s What We’ve Found Digging Through Hunter Biden’s Alleged Laptop)
Psaki dodged questions from multiple reporters on the topic, using nearly the same line each time.
“The New York Times has authenticated emails that appear to have come from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden in Delaware,” a reporter began. “The president previously said that the New York Post story about this was a bunch of garbage and that it was a Russian plant. Does he stand by that assessment?”
“I’d point you to the Department of Justice and also to Hunter Biden’s representatives. He doesn’t work in the government,” Psaki responded quickly.
Another reporter brought up the issue again later on, this time highlighting Psaki’s own past dismissal of the laptop.
“You in October 2020 dismissed [the laptop], dismissed it as Russian disinformation. Do you stand by that assessment?” a reporter asked.
“I’d point you to the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden’s representatives,” Psaki responded. “I’m a spokesperson for the United States. He doesn’t work for the United States.”
The laptop contained numerous salacious images of Hunter, as well as emails detailing his business dealings in Ukraine.
The media backlash to the original New York Post report was so severe that Twitter temporarily locked the news organization out of its own account and banned the posting of any links to the article.