Is Ukraine the Least of Hunter Biden’s Sordid Past and Problems for His Father?
Political pundits and even some Democratic lawmakers have stated from the beginning of the Ukraine scandal that Pelosi and her caucus did not think through the consequences before launching the impeachment probe. Most importantly, it reopened a can of worms about Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ukraine and China, that they probably did not want opened. Media under an Obama administration squashed that story good and hard.
It also brings up immoral, at best, behavior that Biden displayed while Vice President. He even admitted he threatened Ukraine with a quid pro quo to fire an investigator who was, low and behold, investigating the firm which paid Hunter Biden $50,000 a month to sit on the board. Luckily for the Biden’s the mainstream media continues to protect them, focusing solely on Trump’s transparent call with President Zelensky of Ukraine.
Biden’s performances at the debates and on the campaign trail have been lackluster and his initial lead continues to be a thing of the past. Speaking of pasts, more information about Hunter is popping up. According to Fox News, “In Democratic circles, there have been whispers for years that Hunter Biden could become a liability for his father. Questions about the younger Biden’s overseas business dealings in Ukraine and China as well as his checkered past at home.” That past includes, “he dated his brother’s widow, used cocaine, bought crack and allegedly spent so much money in strip clubs and on prostitutes that his family couldn’t pay their bills.”
Fox News also reported:
At the age of 43, Hunter Biden applied for and received an age waiver to join the Navy Reserve after being inspired by his friend Greg Keeley, an Australian-American former military officer. Keeley wrote him a letter of recommendation. The Navy has a zero-tolerance drug-and-alcohol abuse policy and asks all recruits about their prior substance use. Hunter Biden disclosed that he had used drugs in the past but said he was sober and got a second waiver from the Navy to join.
In early 2013, Hunter Biden, who had been sober for a couple of years, suffered a relapse after he was prescribed painkillers for shingles. When his prescription ran out, he began drinking again, The New Yorker reported.
On May 7, 2013 he was assigned to a Reserve unit at Naval Station Norfolk. He had hoped to work in naval intelligence but was given a job in a public affairs unit.
During his first weekend on duty, Hunter Biden stopped by a D.C. bar. He said he bummed a cigarette from two South African men and that he felt “amped up” at first but then exhausted as he made the three-hour drive to Norfolk. On his first day as a Navy reservist, he had a routine urine sample taken. A couple of months later he got the news that he had failed the drug test and that trace amounts of cocaine had been detected, The New Yorker reported. He was formally discharged on Feb.18, 2014.
In August 2015, Breitbart reported that Hunter Biden had set up an account on Ashley Madison, a website that connects married people who want to have affairs. The site was hacked and a list of subscribers was made public. Biden vehemently denied setting up the account and said that the profile that used his email address did not belong to him.