WASHINGTON (TND) — Those close to Hunter Biden think a second laptop, similar to the first one that spurred months of coverage and controversy, could be "out there" somewhere, according to a contributing editor for New York Magazine.
Andrew Rice appeared on CNN Monday to discuss his "months and months" of ongoing research into President Joe Biden's son's laptop. During that appearance, he was shown a clip of Hunter Biden being asked by a CNN reporter, "was that your laptop?" to which Biden answers, "for real, I don't know."
Biden then goes on to say that while there "could be" a laptop out there that was stolen from him, he "does not remember" dropping off a laptop for repairs.
Biden reportedly dropped his laptop off at a Wilmington, DE repair shop in August 2019, but never returned for it. Repairman Mac Isaac then turned the laptop over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that December.
After watching the clip, Rice said that it is "fully plausible" that Hunter Biden may have "misplaced an object" and not known what happened to it, citing Biden's ongoing alcohol and substance addiction and "journey of self-destruction" in his younger years. Rice then goes on to raise the speculations of those close to Biden.
"In fact, people close to him have propagated the idea that perhaps actually there’s a second laptop out there that it might actually trace back to, which goes back to the general point that Hunter Biden was capable of losing more than one laptop that potentially contained devastating information about himself in this time period in his life."
Federal prosecutors in Delaware are currently weighing charges as they investigate that "devastating information" as part of a four-year-long probe. What started out as an investigation into Biden's financial and business activities in foreign countries, including China and Ukraine, has now broadened out to include potential money laundering, foreign lobbying violations and for making a false statement in connection to purchasing a firearm from Delaware Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) when he should have been blocked due to substance addiction.
In March, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said the federal investigations into Hunter Biden are both "very real" and "very substantial," and "there is a realistic chance" he could face federal charges.