Hunter Biden lashes out at former President Donald Trump in a new book and denies the allegations of a Ukraine pay-for-play scandal that plagued his father's presidential campaign.
Biden's memoir is titled "Beautiful Things" and is scheduled to be released on April 6.
In the book, he says that the accusations surrounding his time on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma are all false, according to The Guardian, which obtained a copy. Although he says he would not have done it again, he says the controversy is "remarkable for its epic banality."
The 51-year-old Biden also admits that his name on the board was meant to jab at Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has ordered military aggression against the country in the past.
"To put it more bluntly," Biden wrote, "having a Biden on Burisma's board was a loud and unmistakable f***-you to Putin."
He goes on to call Trump "a vile man with a vile mission," and says that the campaign to smear Biden was a way to get at his father, then-candidate Joe Biden.
"I became a proxy for Donald Trump's fear that he wouldn't be re-elected," Hunter Biden wrote in his book.
"He pushed debunked conspiracy theories about work I did in Ukraine and China, even as his own children had pocketed millions in China and Russia and his former campaign manager [Paul Manafort] sat in a jail cell for laundering millions more from Ukraine," he continued.
"None of that matters in an up-is-down Orwellian political climate," Biden wrote. "Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could dispatch any candidate of decency from either party, all while diverting attention from his own corrupt behavior."
Biden, a lawyer and businessman, also writes about the romantic relationship he had with the widow of his deceased brother, Beau Biden.
"Our relationship had begun as a mutually desperate grasping for love we both had lost," he wrote, "and its dissolution only deepened that tragedy."
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