Hunter Says Beating Trump Is Dependent On His Sobriety

In an interview published Monday, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, linked his personal struggle for sobriety to the broader political battle facing his father and leftist Democrats, suggesting that his ability to remain sober is integral to the fight against President Donald Trump’s campaign to return to the White House.

“I have something much bigger than even myself at stake. We are in the middle of a fight for the future of democracy,” the younger Biden declared shamelessly. “I don’t drink at all. I don’t use drugs at all,” he claimed in response to questions regarding his sobriety.

Hunter’s attempts to use his personal foibles to deflect from the legal controversies surrounding him and his family come as a new letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY) was released. The letter alleges that Hunter Biden was integral to a criminal scheme to defraud a Tennessee business of $10 million that involved falsifying business records.

Hunter used his interview to cynically allege that politics motivate the discussion of his corrupt actions. He said, “I think it’s being used because it’s what’s handy.” Of course, his claims are being supported by his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, who argues to friendly corporate media outlets that the allegations are part of a “broader political campaign” against the Biden family rather than a legitimate legal concern.

Law professor Jonathan Turley observed on Monday that Hunter may have inadvertently torpedoed his legal defense to the case against him, alleging he lied about his addiction on the federal form he completed to purchase a firearm. He notes that Hunter claims he has been sober since June 1, 2019. That is well after he signed the form claiming he was not using illegal drugs, so he would be permitted to buy a gun.

Turley notes that Hunter’s admission “reaffirms what has long been known. Hunter’s recovery came long after he signed the form.” That contradicts Abbe Lowell’s earlier public claims that “at the time that he purchased this gun, I don’t think there’s evidence that that’s when he was suffering.” He also claims that Hunter had completed drug rehab at the time he signed the form.

Turley observed that it would “not be surprising if this interview finds its way into filings by the government.”

In any event, it is difficult to see how any American voter who is still undecided would base a decision about the election on Hunter’s plea for pity. Any person not already in the tank for the Democrat Party understands that the future of democracy depends on transparent governance, accountability, and the rule of law — not just on the personal health and well-being of a political figure’s admittedly drug-addicted family member.