On February 1, 2023, lawyers who represent Hunter Biden, admitted that data on the laptop in question was Hunter Biden’s personal data. In the letter, the lawyers start off by saying the following:
We write on behalf of our client, Robert Hunter Biden, to request an investigation into the following individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data.
They go on to emphasize multiple times that Hunter Biden did not provide consent for distribution of his personal data from the laptop:
Mr. Biden did not consent to Messrs. Mac Isaac, Giuliani, or Costello providing his computer data to any third parties
This letter establishes:
This is the same laptop that more than 50 former senior intelligence officials outlined their belief that the disclosure of the emails from the laptop had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
It is important to note that the letter Hunter Biden’s lawyers sent, does not necessarily admit that all of the data on the laptop was his, only that at least some portion of the data on there was his. How much this portion represents is not currently known.