A majority of Americans believe that revelations regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop are “important,” and that President Joe Biden had knowledge of, and may have made money from, his son’s various foreign business deals, according to a new survey.
The New York Post, which was the first outlet to report on the revelations just a few weeks before the 2020 election, noted that Rasmussen Reports found that two-thirds, or 66 percent, of Americans think the story is important, while 48 percent see it as “very important,” according to a Thursday report.
Just 15 percent of those polled say the contents of Hunter’s laptop are “not at all important.”
The Post adds:
The laptop — the existence of which was exclusively reported by The Post in October 2020 — contained a trove of emails, text messages, photos and financial documents exchanged between Hunter, his family and business associates.
The cache of files detailed how the president’s son used his family name and the attendant political connections as leverage in overseas business dealings.
The poll found 65% of voters believe it is “likely” President Biden was consulted about — and potentially even profited from — his son’s foreign deals. By contrast, 28% say it’s unlikely Biden was involved in Hunter’s business dealings at all.
“The laptop’s veracity was corroborated last week in a New York Times report — triggering outrage from Republicans who accused Big Tech, Democrats and the liberal media of colluding to censor the news so that Biden could defeat President Donald Trump,” the paper added.
Roughly a year ago, a forensic analysis of data from a laptop that reportedly belongs to Biden found materials stored on it 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.”