Report: Joe Biden’s Son Was Discharged From Military After Testing Positive for Cocaine

Hunter Biden attends the T&C Philanthropy Summit with screening of 'Generosity Of Eye' at Lincoln Center with Town & Country on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Town & Country)
Hunter Biden attends the T&C Philanthropy Summit with screening of ‘Generosity Of Eye’ at Lincoln Center with Town & Country on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Town & Country)

Vice President Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Hunter Biden, 44, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve on May 7, 2013, but failed a standard drug test in June 2013 and was discharged in February, ending his brief career in the military, according to the Journal.

When Biden was commissioned, he was 43-years-old and required a waiver to join the Navy. He also received an additional waiver for drug use earlier in his life.

The 44-year-old lawyer is now a managing partner at an investment company.

In a statement, Biden said that it was “the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”

The White House did not provide a comment to the Journal. An email Thursday night from TheBlaze was not immediately returned.

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