Joe Biden had repeatedly denied being involved with his son's business dealings or using his position as Vice President to benefit his son's business.
Hunter, according to his book, agreed to be taken to a local rehab center by Hallie Biden, his brother Beau's widow with whom he'd had a romantic relationship in the past. "Maybe in the grand scheme of things", Hunter Biden said in an ABC News interview in 2019. Hunter Biden released a statement through the Biden-Harris transition office at the time.
The story about the laptop, which allegedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China and possible involvement with his family members, was notable in part because Facebook and Twitter cracked down on its dissemination in advance of the 2020 presidential election. "I think I made a mistake in terms of underestimating the way in which it would be used against me", he told CBS in the new interview", he said.
President Joe Biden hugs first lady Jill Biden, his son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley Biden after being sworn-in during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington. "And I understand that". But a copy of "Beautiful Things" obtained by Fox News includes more on the incident, including the lead-up to it and what Hunter did afterward.
"It came out of a real overwhelming grief that we both shared".
'I'm being as honest with you as I possibly can, ' Hunter Biden replied.
These are normally things that a person would want everyone to forget, but Biden is dead set on ensuring that we all remember, again and again. It didn't work, ' he said.
Smith said that Hunter Biden told her that he had been sober since marrying his second wife, Melissa Cohen.
President Joe Biden talks with his son Hunter Biden as he holds his grandson Beau Biden as they walk to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, March 26, 2021.
'By the way, he's always done that, ' Hunter Biden said.
"I thought, 'I need to figure out a way to tell him that I'm going to do something so that I can go take another hit, '" Biden says.
Smith pointed out that, 'He nearly lost you'.
'I'm a Biden, we cry too much, ' he added.