"I did nothing unethical, and have never been charged with wrongdoing".
"I've been so desperate for a drink that I couldn't make the one-block walk between a liquor store and my apartment without uncapping the bottle to take a swig", he writes in the autobiography. "They were meant to wound my dad". In the memoir, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, the President's son chronicles a lifelong battle with alcohol and drug addiction and numerous stints in and out of rehab.
During the 2020 campaign against Democrat Joe Biden, President Donald Trump, a Republican, and his allies repeatedly sought to make an issue of the younger Biden's work for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Trump alleged unspecified shady dealings by both Joe and Hunter Biden despite the lack of evidence of any wrongdoing by either. The Republican-controlled Senate voted to keep Trump in office.
His book's title, "Beautiful Things", is an expression that he and his brother would use with each other after his brother's cancer diagnosis and was meant to stress what was important in life.
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A lawyer and former lobbyist, he joined Burisma's board around the time his father was vice president and helping conduct the Obama administration's foreign policy in Eastern Europe.
Mr. Trump and others had insisted without evidence that Hunter Biden was exploiting his father's name, and they raised unsubstantiated charges of corruption.
Shortly before the 2020 election, Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani touched on the Hunter angle again, claiming he had come into possession of a hard drive that was believed to have belonged to Biden's son and left at a computer fix shop in Delaware. "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".
In the memoir, titled "Beautiful Things" and due to be published on 6 April, the oldest living child of US President Joe Biden also reportedly called Trump a person who plumbed "unprecedented depths" during the 2020 US presidential election.
The emails purportedly show that Hunter Biden made the introduction less than a year before his father pushed Ukranian officials to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.