(USA Features) A recently completed forensic analysis of data from a laptop that reportedly belongs to Hunter Biden was found to be authentic.
Cyber experts with Maryman & Associates were commissioned to conduct an examination of thousands of emails, text messages, photos, and other content found on a copy of the computer hard drive that was given to the Daily Mail.
A report based on the forensic analysis said that data found on the system “before April 2019 appears to be related to Mr. Biden, with timestamps appearing to be between 2016 and 2019.”
“The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured,” the report noted further. “No indications were found that would indicate the data was manufactured.”
The laptop and hard drive were dropped off at a computer repair shop in Delaware in April 2019, according to the shop’s owner, John Paul Mac Issac, who is legally blind.
He went on to say that the laptop was never retrieved and that eventually he downloaded the hard drive’s contents, which alarmed him enough to contact the FBI.
The bureau moved to seize the hard drive after a grand jury issued a subpoena in December 2019.
Another copy of the hard drive was given to former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who shared it with the New York Post, the first outlet to report on the contents.
Biden, 51, has said in recent interviews he isn’t sure that the laptop is his. He has never denied the authenticity of the contents discovered on the hard drive, however, nor has he discussed a computer repair invoice that he signed on April 12, 2019.
During an interview with ABC, he did admit the laptop “certainly” could be his, but suggested that it may also have been stolen.