Hunter Biden is unashamed and unafraid.
In a defiant interview to promote a new memoir about his drug addiction, the son of President Joe Biden defended his controversial business dealings and said that he has nothing to worry about as the feds dig into his taxes, telling CBS that he is “cooperating completely,” according to the Washington Examiner.
“All I can do is cooperate and trust in the process,” Biden said.
Defiant Hunter pleads innocence
Hunter and his father have always said that there was nothing unseemly about Hunter’s dealings in countries where Biden had influence as vice president, namely Ukraine and China.
When Hunter revealed the tax probe, which is said to be looking into his foreign business, in December, he said that a “professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately.”
His father dismissed “vicious personal attacks” on his son and pledged to handle the matter impartially, although many have their doubts.
Hunter told CBS that he is “100% certain” the investigation will vindicate him, and was unapologetic about his business in Ukraine, saying it was not a “mistake” for him to sit on the board of the company Burisma Holdings. Instead, he suggested he was the victim of a smear campaign.
“I think I made a mistake in terms of underestimating the way in which it would be used against me,” he said, claiming that “not one investigative body, not one serious journalist, have ever accused, has ever come to the conclusion that I did anything wrong, or that my father did anything wrong.”
Hunter has apparently learned a thing or two from his father, who has routinely gone on the attack in response to scrutiny of his family and presidency. Despite Hunter’s framing of events, questions about his business deals that came to the fore on the eve of the presidential election remain unanswered.
CBS’s own report generously repeats the “Russian disinformation” canard that was used by Joe Biden and the media to dismiss damning emails publicized from an infamous laptop that Hunter left at a repair shop, revealing that his father was more involved in his son’s dealings than previously known.
Hunter told CBS that he doesn’t “remember” whether the laptop is actually his but that his computer might have been “stolen.”
The troubled political dynast also discussed a sexual relationship with his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, and his drug addiction, saying he has “probably smoked more Parmesan cheese than anyone” while scouring for remnants of crack in the carpet. “I mean, I went one time for 13 days without sleeping, and smoking crack and drinking vodka exclusively throughout that entire time,” he said.