by Ashley Oliver at Washington Examiner
Hunter Biden twice referenced his battle with addiction during remarks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, but leaning into his story of struggle and recovery could bolster allegations made against him in his two indictments.
The president’s son has recently taken an uncharacteristically public approach, often invoking his past struggles with substance abuse, to defend himself amid heightened scrutiny for the 12 federal charges brought against him in September and December.
“In the depths of my addiction, I was extremely irresponsible with my finances,” Biden said Wednesday during a speech outside the Capitol, which he held in lieu of complying with House Republicans’ subpoena for a closed-door deposition.
Less than a week ago, he appeared on a podcast with the musician Moby, and the pair talked about how they bonded through their recoveries from addiction.
Biden accused Republicans of attempting to “undermine” his father, President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign by pushing him to relapse.
“They just began to attack, and attack, and attack, and, you know, addiction provides for a lot of openings for people,” Hunter Biden said, adding, “They’re trying to kill me through other means.”Continue Reading