Hunter Biden reveals he was addicted to drugs for four years and ‘didn’t keep an eye on’ belongings

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Hunter Biden's interview with CBS This Morning aired Monday

Hunter Biden’s interview with CBS This Morning aired Monday

Hunter Biden said he smoked crack “ around the clock ” and drank a gallon of vodka every day at the lowest points of his drug addiction, which he says stems from the deaths of his mother and sister when he was two.

The president’s son discussed his drug addiction with CBS This Morning as part of a lengthy, two-part interview to promote his new memoir, Beautiful Things. The most recent part of the interview was broadcast Monday morning.

He also talked about his controversial affair with his late brother Beau’s widow, Hallie, and how they thought their shared love and sorrow would “bring him back” but it “didn’t work.”

Hunter, 51, also described how he met and married his current wife, Melissa, within seven days of their first date. He says she is a “miracle” and that she saved his life.

He claims to have been sober for seven years, from 2008 to 2015, after battling drug and alcohol addiction all his life. The death of his brother Beau in 2015, he says, caused him to become addicted again.

It all stems from an unresolved sense of ‘not belonging,’ he said, which he believes is due to the trauma of losing his mother, Neilia, and sister Naomi, in a car accident when he was two. in 1972. Hunter and Beau both survived the accident.

‘I am now more convinced that trauma is central to it. I don’t know why I had such a hard time ever admitting that. There is a lot of research indicating that addicts who suffer from addiction suffered trauma.

Beau and I never mourned the loss of our mother and sister. We talked about my mom all the time, but the accident no. The darkness that I know my father was suffering isn’t something we talked about until much later. This is why I don’t want to admit … we probably should have. I think they were trying to protect us, ”he said.

As a young adult, he said he was entering a period that was a “haze of complete debauchery.”

“Drinking a liter of vodka a day on your own is absolutely downright grueling … smoking crack all day long, drinking insane lethal amounts of alcohol,” he said.

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year. He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn’t know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year.  He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn't know if the laptop belongs to him

Photos of Hunter discovered on the laptop returned to a computer repair shop in Delaware last year. He says he was so addicted to drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn’t know if the laptop belongs to him

He said making fun of the Trump campaign and accountability for his father’s campaign did nothing to stop his addiction.

“It didn’t change my behavior – I still had to get high and hide and fill that hole,” he said.

Last year, his father and stepmother, Jill, performed an intervention. Jill pretended to be desperate to see him, he said, and called him over to the family home in Wilmington.

“My mom said he missed me,” Daddy really needs you. ” I walk in and there are my three girls, niece and nephew, mom and dad and two counselors from a rehab center where I have been before. I looked and said no chance. I exploded. I literally started running up the driveway. ‘

In a previously teased clip of the interview, Hunter said that Joe chased him, grabbed him in a bear hug, and begged him to stay.

Hunter was only two years old when his mother Neilia and sister Naomi were killed in a car accident in 1972.  He is shown, on the far left, with his family.  The crash happened later that year

Hunter was only two years old when his mother Neilia and sister Naomi were killed in a car accident in 1972.  He is shown, on the far left, with his family.  The crash happened later that year

Hunter was only two years old when his mother Neilia and baby sister Naomi were killed in a car accident in 1972. He is shown, on the far left, with his family. The crash happened later that year

Hunter with his sister Ashley and brother Beau in 2012. He says the couple never had to deal with the grief and trauma of losing their mother and sister.

Hunter with his sister Ashley and brother Beau in 2012. He says the couple never had to deal with the grief and trauma of losing their mother and sister.

Hunter with his sister Ashley and brother Beau in 2012. He says the couple never had to deal with the grief and trauma of losing their mother and sister.

Hunter and his brother Hallie's widow had an affair two years after Beau's death

Hunter and his brother Hallie's widow had an affair two years after Beau's death

Hunter and his brother Hallie's widow had an affair two years after Beau's death

Hunter and his brother Hallie's widow had an affair two years after Beau's death

Hunter and his brother Hallie’s widow had an affair two years after Beau’s death. Beau and Hallie are shown, left, in 2010

In the interview, Hunter also talked about his controversial relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Hallie. The couple dated for two years after Hunter’s marriage to his wife Kathleen broke off.

It ended around the same time he met Melissa, his current wife, and after impregnating a stripper in Arkansas with whom he now has a baby boy.

Hunter called his current wife Melissa, whom he married seven days after the meeting, a 'miracle'

Hunter called his current wife Melissa, whom he married seven days after the meeting, a 'miracle'

Hunter called his current wife Melissa, whom he married seven days after the meeting, a ‘miracle’

We had both been through the most incredibly painful loss and it was out of love. I thought that love might bring my brother back. It didn’t work, ”he said.

Asked how he told his kids about the relationship with Hallie, he said, ‘It was difficult. It was really difficult. ‘

‘The hardest part to make amends was with my brother. I promised him it would be okay, ”he said.

He met Melissa on a blind date and married her seven days later. He said he told her within an hour that he was a crack addict and she ended it.

I told her an hour later that I am a crack addict. She said well, that’s over now. I knew it was my last chance, ”he said.

They now have a baby boy, Beau Biden Jr.

Hunter said he was so addicted to drugs that he didn’t keep an eye on his belongings, such as the laptop that was returned to a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware last year and contained incriminating photos of him drunk and high.

It also included emails between him and a Ukrainian businessman suggesting that Joe had met the businessman when he was vice president.

‘You don’t need the laptop, you have a book, it’s all in the book – the serious answer is, I don’t know, I remember that. Whether someone has my laptop or not, mine was hacked, a laptop even exists – I really don’t know.

“Read the book and you will realize that for the past four years I was not very aware of assets,” he said.

In 2018, while dating Hallie and addicted to drugs, Hallie confiscated a gun he had bought and threw it in a trash can outside a Wilmington supermarket.

Hunter, Melissa and their infant son Beau Biden Jr.  will be photographed on March 26.  He also has a baby boy with Arkansas stripper Lunden Roberts.

Hunter, Melissa and their infant son Beau Biden Jr.  will be photographed on March 26.  He also has a baby boy with Arkansas stripper Lunden Roberts.

Hunter, Melissa and their infant son Beau Biden Jr. will be photographed on March 26. He also has a baby boy with Arkansas stripper Lunden Roberts.

The Secret Service got involved in an attempt to retrieve it, and they even asked the owner of the gun store where Hunter had bought it for the deed proving he owned it, Politico said.

Hunter said Hallie was trying not to hurt himself.

‘It’s a concern that I would hurt myself or hurt myself. She was just worried about me.

‘Again, the period of my life that was difficult I don’t know. Hallie’s intention was to make sure I didn’t do anything to hurt myself. We knew the gun was lost, Hallie had thrown it in a trash can. I told her you can’t do that … someone had gone through the trash.

That was the end of the story. I had no idea [that the Secret Service was involved] why they should be – I don’t think that’s true, ‘he said.

He added that he will cooperate “fully” in an ongoing investigation into his taxes and that while he has never done anything wrong by serving on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, he would not do it again.

He added that he never gave his father a ‘penny’ from his foreign affairs and that he underestimated the extent to which the Trumps would criticize them.