"I thought, 'I need to figure out a way to tell him that I'm going to do something so that I can go take another hit, '" Biden says.
In a short clip of the interview which will air on Monday Morning on CBS, Hunter describes the incident that took place just a year ago during Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
National Public Radio corrected a claim on Thursday that reports about Hunter Biden's alleged laptop had been "discredited" by the intelligence community.
Joe Biden grabbed his son in a bear hug. I don't know what to do.
However, Hunter Biden refused directly to confirm or deny ownership of the laptop, only stating that it "absolutely" could have belonged to him.
'No, I don't think I made a mistake taking a spot on that board, ' he 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.
It has been speculated that Hunter Biden was on drugs when he dropped off the laptop given that he never came back for it, which may contribute to his proclaimed lack of memory of dropping it off. "Why haven't you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post's Hunter Biden story?" the publication wrote, before quoting managing editor Terence Samuels. I then boarded a plane for California and ran and ran and ran. "There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me, there could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence, it could be that it was stolen from me". "I have no idea".
"This was the hardest part of the book to write", Hunter tells CBS This Morning co-host Anthony Mason, according to video the network released in advance of the interviews. It could be that it was stolen from me.
Hunter Biden admitted that the laptop containing troves of emails and pictures related to his shady foreign business dealings and history of drug addiction could "certainly" be his.
The computer repairman who turned over the contents of the laptop's hard drive to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the machine was taken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in late 2019.
"A previous version of this story said US intelligence had discredited the laptop story".
In the sit-down with correspondent Tracy Smith that will air on "CBS Sunday Morning", Biden deflects when asked whether a laptop that was reported on by the New York Post last October could belong to him. I don't know what to do.