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NPR issues major correction on Hunter Biden laptop, Hunter admits laptop could be his

NPR issued a correction where the alleged U.S. intelligence had discredited Hunter Biden's laptop story.

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Hunter Biden with father Joe Biden
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Updated: April 2, 2021 - 3:48pm

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National Public Radio has corrected a story about Hunter Biden that stated the U.S. intelligence community had discredited stories about a laptop he left at a repair shop and that perhaps had information about his overseas business dealings.

The correction was made on Thursday in a story about a recently published memoir by Biden, the son of President Biden, titled "Beautiful Things."

Biden's overseas business ventures, particularly his seat on the board of the Burisma Holdings natural gas company, in Ukraine, in part, while his father was still vice president, became the subject of intense scrutiny during the 2020 election cycle, when father Joe Biden was running for president. 

The original NPR story, published Thursday, read, "The laptop story was discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations." 

NPR later issued a correction at the bottom of the story that reads: "A previous version of this story said U.S. intelligence had discredited the laptop story. U.S. intelligence officials have not made a statement to that effect."

In an interview with CBS set to air Sunday, Hunter Biden says he had no idea whether the laptop is his.

"There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was Russian intelligence,” he said, according to The Hill. “It could be that it was stolen from me."

Biden acknowledged in December 2020 that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware is investigating his tax affairs.

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