NPR issued a correction on Thursday after falsely reporting Hunter Biden's infamous laptop was "discredited by US intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations".
Hunter had suffered from a drug and alcohol addiction for years, which eventually led to him spending thousands of dollars on crack cocaine.
In his interview with Mason, Biden described an emotional intervention his family staged at his father's home in Wilmington during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Hunter Biden has admitted in an interview with CBS the possibility that the laptop, which was found at a DE computer fix shop in 2020 and reportedly contained damning information against him and his father, United States president Joe Biden, actually belonged to him at some point. He grabbed me, gave a bear hug, and he said - and just cried and said, 'I don't know what to do.
"He grabbed me", Hunter recalls, his eyes glassy with tears during the clip. "We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don't want to waste the listeners' and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions", Samuels said.
Hunter's book, Beautiful Things, will be released Tuesday and covers much of the journey the 51-year-old has taken - through drug and alcohol addiction, his tumultuous personal life, as well as his relationship with his family.
NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving initially wrote, "The laptop story was discredited by US intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations". You can't. No, no.' This was the hardest part of the book to write. His interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason is set to air on Monday at 7 a.m. ET. For the interview on "CBS Sunday Morning" he told Tracy Smith he didn't know if it was his laptop but that it could have been.
The story about the laptop, which allegedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China and possible involvement with his family members, was notable in part because Facebook and Twitter cracked down on its dissemination in advance of the 2020 presidential election. "There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me". It could be that I was hacked.
"I tried to go to my vehicle, and my girls literally blocked the door to my auto, and said: 'Dad, Dad, please". It could be that it was stolen from me. 'All I know, is that not one investigative body, not one serious journalist have ever accused - has ever come to the conclusion that I did anything wrong, or that my father did anything wrong'.
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