CNN confirms authenticity of Biden laptop documents

Republicans hoot as CBS verifies Hunter Biden laptop two years after dismissing it as fake

CNN first reported last month that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained a trove of documents related to Burisma Holdings, a gas company where his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, was a board member; a company that had business ties to Ukraine and its prime minister.

CBS News confirmed the documents exist and on Wednesday, issued a statement confirming that the documents are authentic.

“In reviewing an electronic document the network confirmed that the document was authentic,” the statement said. “The network has verified the authenticity of these documents in the past.”

CNN did not independently verify the authenticity of the laptop’s content with the Democratic National Committee, CBS News said.

“CBS News and The New York Times are deeply grateful to the intelligence community for its expert analysis of the content found on the laptop,” the statement said.

But questions swirled about whether the document was an April 2019 document or a June 2018 document released to the public that CNN’s Kaitlan Collins cited.

CNN’s Brian Stelter first reported on the contents of the laptop and said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that a “curious” document on Hunter Biden’s laptop included “confidential emails” with ties to former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and “a summary of Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine that had been withheld from Congress.”

Yovanovitch, a former Obama administration diplomat, resigned in May.

Stelter first reported the existence of the emails on April 18.

The controversy began when Politico published a report on the laptop, which Politico suggested had a “vast trove” of documents related to Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.

But on Monday, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that the laptop had not been verified by the DNC or any of its committees.

In addition, the spokesperson told CNN that it was not in the DNC’s

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