By Brianna Lyman
Former President Donald Trump and CBS’ Lesley Stahl sparred during a 2020 “60 Minutes” interview about Hunter Biden’s laptop, with the latter arguing it couldn’t be verified. CBS News confirmed the authenticity of the laptop Monday, nearly two years after the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Trump and Stahl were discussing Trump’s presidency, when the former president asked why CBS was not investigating whether then-Vice-President Joe Biden was involved in business dealings with his son, Hunter.
Stahl said Rudy Giuliani and Steven Bannon were the sources of the laptop story, while Trump was “making this one of the hottest, most important issues.”
Trump said it was important “to find out whether or not a man is corrupt who’s running for president.”
Stahl pushed back and said “all these things have been investigated and discredited.” (RELATED: Bill Maher Pushes Back After Sam Harris Says CNN, NYT Didn’t Have Time To Verify Hunter Biden’s Laptop)
“I think it’s one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever seen and you don’t cover it. You want to talk about – ” Trump said before Stahl interjected.
“Well, because it can’t be verified.”
“You want to talk about insignificant things,” Trump continued. “Of course it can be verified. Excuse me, they found a laptop. Lesley, listen.”
“It can’t be verified,” she pushed back.
Two years ago Donald Trump told CBS’s Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes the Hunter Biden laptop was real and should be covered by the media. Stahl said it couldn’t be verified. Two years later @cbsnews has finally verified it. Trump was right. Again. pic.twitter.com/o7a3cMQ4Jn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 21, 2022
“What can’t be verified?” Trump asked.
“Why do you say that? Even the family hasn’t … the family on the laptop … he’s gone into hiding for five days he’s gone into hiding.”
Stahl said Biden was preparing for the presidential debate. Trump countered with doubts that Biden needed five days of preparation.
CBS News verified the contents of the laptop Monday after consulting forensic experts.
The Daily Caller News Foundation verified the laptop in 2020 through forensic analysis after receiving a copy of the hard drive.