Hunter Biden’s memoir ‘Stunning Issues’ out in April | Leisure

During one of the presidential debates last fall, Joe Biden defended his son from Trump attacks.

“Like many people, like many people you know at home, my son had a drug problem,” said the Democratic candidate. “He overhauled it. He fixed it. He worked on it and I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”

Hunter Biden, who turned 51 on Thursday, is the oldest surviving child of the President, who lost his first wife and 1-year-old daughter Naomi in a car accident in 1972 and his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015. The title of J├Ąger’s book refers to a term he and his brother would use together after Beau’s diagnosis to emphasize what was important in life.

Hunter Biden is a lawyer and former lobbyist whose work resulted in Trump’s first impeachment. Biden joined the board of directors of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2014, around the time his father, then US Vice President, was leading the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the region. Trump and others have insisted that Biden take advantage of his father’s name and have brought unfounded corruption charges. The House of Representatives voted against Trump in 2019 after learning that he had pressured the Ukrainian president to announce he was investigating the Bidens. Trump was acquitted by the Senate.

Last December, Hunter Biden confirmed that the Justice Department was reviewing his tax affairs, and The Associated Press subsequently reported that he had received a subpoena asking about his interactions with numerous companies. Although Trump publicly made it clear that he wanted a dedicated lawyer to deal with the investigation, then-Attorney General William Barr did not appoint one. Biden has denied any wrongdoing.