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Hunter Biden: VP’s Son Discharged From Navy After Failing Drug Test

Fri, October 17, 2014 11:12am EDT by 2 Comments
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Shocking! Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy in February, 2014 after he reportedly tested positive for cocaine back in June, 2013!

Hunter Biden, 44, Vice President Joe Biden‘s son, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February, 2014, after testing positive for cocaine. Hunter joined the Navy back in 2012 and while he respects his discharge he is, “embarrassed” and is, “moving forward.”

Hunter Biden’s Navy Discharge — Vice President’s Son Fails Drug Test

Hunter told ABC News, “It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” he said. “I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”

Cmdr. Ryan Perry said in a statement to the site, “Ensign Hunter Biden was selected for commission through the Direct Commission Officer Program in 2012,” he said. “In May, 2013 he was assigned to the Navy Public Supports Element East in Norfolk, Virginia. He was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February, 2014. Like other junior officers, the details of Ensign Biden’s discharge are not releasable under the Privacy Act.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, he was commissioned as an ensign back in 2013 after deciding in 2012 that he wanted to join the service as a public affairs officer.

Fox News reports, that Hunter, “was given a drug test after reporting to his unit at Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va. and tested positive for cocaine.” While it is known that he was discharged, the Navy did not specify what sort of discharge he was given.

The site reports that back in 2013 at the American Legion’s Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, the Vice President jokingly spoke about his sons decision to enlist. “We have a lot of bad judgment in my family,” he said. “My son over 40 just joined the Navy to be sworn in.”

According to the site, Hunter is a lawyer at Rosemont Seneca Partners where he serves as a managing partner. He reportedly made headlines, “when he was hired to be a director and lawyer for a Ukraine company promoting energy independence from Moscow.”

Kendra Barkoff, the Vice President’s spokeswomen told the site that Joe, “does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company.”

— Caitlin Beck

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