In news that might have been withheld from the press, it was released yesterday that Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February of this year. The Wall Street Journal reported that Hunter Biden tested positive for cocaine in June of 2013.
Why the news is surfacing almost a year-and-a-half later has most wondering if this was a joint cover-up by the United States Navy and the White House. The Navy refused to comment on Biden’s discharge citing privacy laws.
Robert Hunter Biden, 44, is an attorney who is currently a managing partner in the investment firm of Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC. Wikipedia also lists him as Counsel to Boies, Schiller, Flexner, LLP, a law firm in New York City. He is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Failing a drug test in the military is cause for discharge. Robert Hunter Biden received an Other Than Honorable Discharge or General Discharge. His performance was satisfactory but he did not meet the conduct expected of a military officer. The General Discharge will exempt Biden from participation in benefits of the GI Bill but he will still be eligible for most other military benefits.
He released this statement:
“It was the honor of my life to serve in the US Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision.”
Biden was commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013. After reporting to his unit in Norfolk, Virginia, the following month, he tested positive for cocaine on a mandatory drug screening. There has been no explanation for the eight-month delay in his dismissal from the Navy or if he has plans to enter a rehab facility for his cocaine abuse.
EXAMINER’S NOTE: Interestingly, major news outlets have not stated that Hunter Biden will continue to receive most of his military benefits for his less than one-month’s actual service in the Navy.
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