Psaki takes heat over Hunter Biden’s laptop: ‘Laptop From Hell’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki became annoyed by a question about the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s “Laptop From Hell” during Monday’s press briefing.
“Shortly after President Biden’s virtual meeting with the Chinese president, the first son’s attorney said that he has finally divested from a Chinese investment fund controlled by state-owned entities, I was hoping you could omit to basic transparency about that transaction including the name of the buyer, the dollar amount, and the timing,” New York Post’s Steven Nelson asked Psaki before continuing.
“The second question is my colleague Miranda Devine has a new book out called ‘The Laptop From Hell,’ and I was hoping that you could confirm that the laptop is indeed authentic and not Russian disinformation as you seemed to suggest on Twitter last year,” Nelson added.
“Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say,” Psaki wrote on Twitter in October 2020.
After Nelson’s question, Psaki was visibly shaken.
“The president’s son is not an employee of the federal government,” she shot back. “So, I’d point you to his representatives. And as it relates to the book, I have neither had the time nor interest in exploring or reading the book.”
Psaki then tried calling on another reporter, but Nelson interjected.
“But the First Son’s attorney didn’t give any information on the transaction,” he said.
“I think I answered your question,” Psaki retorted. “You can go to the representative of the person who is not an employee of the federal government.”
“Yes, but he doesn’t give any information on that,” Nelson objected before Psaki said she would “have to move on.”
This story will be updated as information on Hunter’s laptop is publicized.