Key takeaways from Hunter Biden's CBS interview

Christie D'Zurilla, Los Angeles Times on

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"I'm a Biden," he said. "We cry too much."

The Burisma job

Biden doesn't think he made a mistake taking a position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma while his father was overseeing policy in the region as vice president.

"I think I made a mistake in terms of underestimating the way in which it would be used against me," he said. He also noted that if he had the chance, he wouldn't do it again.

The Department of Justice investigation

Biden isn't worried about the DOJ probe, which is reportedly looking into his tax affairs, and he isn't working on a plea deal.

"I'm cooperating completely and I'm absolutely certain, 100% certain, that at the end of the investigation that I will be cleared of any wrongdoing," he said. "I'm 100% certain of it. All I can do is cooperate and trust in the process."


And about that stolen laptop ...

Biden says he has no idea if it's his. It could be, sure, he said, but it could also be a lot of other things. That infamous laptop allegedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China and possible involvement with his family members.

But he doesn't remember dropping it off at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019. There might be a reason for that.

"Read the book," he said, referencing "Beautiful Things," "and you'll realize that I wasn't keeping tabs on possessions very well for about a four-year period of time."

His memoir comes out Tuesday.

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