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Hunter Biden has a new memoir being published, you know because of all of the accomplishments in is life, and in it he makes some stunning admissions.
In the book, “Beautiful Things,” Biden, the son of Joe Biden, admits to drug and alcohol abuse, but when it comes to his job on the board of a Ukrainian gas company he gets furious, Western Journal reported.
In a summary and excerpts published by the Los Angeles Times, he said he would not take a seat on the company’s board if he could do it all over again, but not because he thinks he did anything wrong.
Hunter Biden joined the board in 2014, while his father was still vice president under then-President Barack Obama, and reportedly was paid as much as $50,000 per month.
In time, Burisma became a target for an anti-corruption investigation, and Joe Biden later boasted that his pressure helped force Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor targeting Burisma.
Hunter Biden’s business entanglements became campaign fodder for then-President Donald Trump as Joe Biden entered the presidential campaign.
“Knowing all of that now: No, I would not do it again,” he said of his job on the board of Burisma.
“I wouldn’t take the seat on Burisma’s board. Trump would have to look elsewhere to find a suitable distraction for his impeachable behavior,” he said.
Hunter Biden said he does not take any blame for anything he did and that he was dragged into a political war.
“I did nothing unethical, and have never been charged with wrongdoing,” he said, The Times reported.
“In our current political environment, I don’t believe it would make any difference if I took that seat or not. I’d be attacked anyway,” he said.
The 51-year-old said that Donald Trump and the Republicans who attacked him for the job were using him as a weapon against his dad.
“What I do believe, in this current climate, is that it wouldn’t matter what I did or didn’t do,” he said. “The attacks weren’t intended for me. They were meant to wound my dad.”
But Hunter Biden is no stranger to controversy and getting himself in jams, from having a kid he did not pay child support for to his most recent, a gun scandal.
The Secret Service has denied any knowledge of Hunter Biden’s missing gun case, but newly uncovered texts cast doubt on that claim.
Hunter’s handgun disappeared in 2018 after his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, who became his lover because that is how Hunter rolls, got rid of the gun in a trash bin, The New York Post reported.
“She stole the gun out of my trunk lock box and threw it in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens [sic]. Then told me it was my problem to deal with,” Hunter wrote.
“Then when the police the FBI the secret service came on the scene she said she took it from me because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids,” he said in a message found on a hard drive obtained by The Post.
The message dated Jan. 29, 2019 said, “Really not joking the cop kept me convinced that Hallie was implying she was scared of me.”
“Took from lock box of truck and put it IN PapER BAG AND Threw it in trash can at local high end grocer. For no reason,” he said in a message dated Dec. 6, 2018.
“And I freaked when I saw it was missing 10 minutes after she took it and when she went back to get it after I scared the s–t out of her it was gone which led to state police investigation of me. True story,” he said.
Both messages are contained on a hard drive obtained by The Post that holds the contents of a damaged laptop computer that was left at Wilmington repair shop by Hunter in April 2019 and never retrieved.
The Macbook Pro laptop was later seized by the FBI, apparently as part of what Hunter last year said is an investigation into his “tax affairs” by the Delaware US Attorney’s Office.
On Thursday, Politico reported that the incident involving Hunter’s .38-caliber revolver took place on Oct. 23, 2018, and that the firearm was fished out of the trash and surrendered several days later by an older man who found it while searching for recyclable items.
During the course of an investigation into its disappearance, Secret Service agents approached the owner of the gun store where Hunter bought it 11 days earlier and asked for paperwork related to the purchase, Politico said, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
But that flies in the face of what the Secret Service claimed in a statement made this week on the Hunter Biden gun incident.
“U.S. Secret Service records confirm that the agency did not provide protection to any member of the Biden family in 2018, and that the Secret Service had no involvement in this alleged incident,” it said.