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A new memoir by Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden offers a unique look inside the mind of the man who was a subject of controversy during the 2020 presidential election.
In his new book he describes his attraction to his sister-in-law after the death of her husband, his brother, The Daily Mail reported.
After his brother died and she was grieving, Hunter said he was attracted to her “wide eyes and flashing Cheshire cat smile.”
Joe Biden’s youngest son said he found Hallie Biden “hypnotic’ and ‘incredibly alluring” and said he “could see why my brother fell for her.”
The 51-year-old claims their affair, which he claims began in the wake of Beau’s death from brain cancer in 2015, was ‘built on need, hope, frailty and doom’.
The relationship was made public in 2017 after Hunter’s estranged wife Kathleen found text messages from Hallie on his iPad and filed for divorce.
DailyMail.com previously revealed Kathleen had emailed Hunter saying she was leaving him ‘because you are having an affair and you have been emotionally abusive’.
Over 255 pages, Beautiful Things, which is published next Tuesday by Gallery Books, Hunter lays bare the demons which nearly destroyed him and almost derailed his father’s presidential campaign.
He also addresses his affair with former stripper Lunden Roberts, whom he impregnated in 2018 while he was dating Hallie.
“On the last five years alone, my two-decades-long marriage has dissolved, guns have been put in my face, and at one point I dropped clean off the grid, living in $59-a-night Super 8 motels off the I-95 while scaring my family even more than myself,” he said.
He talked about his brother Beau Biden’s cancer diagnosis and his regret that his brother, who had a one percent chance of survival, dealing with treatment.
“If I had to do it over again, I never would have agreed to put Beau through…the radiation,” he said.
“Given the chances of his coming through and the pain and the deficits it inflicted, it was almost barbaric,” he said.
The 51-year-old even talked about allowing a recovering crack addict to move in with him as they were both in recovery.
“The relationship was symbiotic,” he said. “It was two crack addicts who couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag. A one-act crack farce.”
“I went through and stepped around people curled up on thin pieces of cardboard. Beyond them, I noticed a tilting, unlit tent. It was pitch black. All I saw was the gun pointed at my face,” he said.
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.
“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.