CBS News has verified the contents reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden’s laptop after conducting an independent forensic review, the network shared Monday.
Catherine Herridge, CBS’s Senior Investigative Correspondent, interviewed digital forensic investigators who said they verified the laptop data, which was sent to the network by a Delaware-based computer repair shop. The investigators cited the volume of data and a voicemail apparently from President Joe Biden when they explained to Herridge how they verified the laptop. Files accumulated over time are consistent with “normal, everyday use of a computer,” one of the investigators added.
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/RFi1OVRldG
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) November 21, 2022
The CBS segment reported Joe Biden called the Hunter Biden laptop “disinformation” on the debate stage leading up to the 2020 presidential election. Biden echoed a Politico report citing more than 50 former senior intelligence officials who signed a letter saying the laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
In 2020, The Daily Caller News Foundation was able to verify the contents of the alleged Hunter Biden laptop through forensic analysis after receiving a full copy of its hard drive. Cybersecurity expert Robert Graham, the founder of cybersecurity firm Errata Security, told the DCNF that, through the use of a cryptographic signature found in the email’s metadata, he was able to validate that an account used by Vadym Pozharsky, an advisor to Burisma’s board of directors, sent an email to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015.