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Hunter Biden: Am 100% Certain I Will Be Cleared in Federal Investigation, Cooperating Fully (clip)
WKMG-TV (CBS 6; Orlando, Fla.)

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CBS News Sunday Morning

Name: CBS News Sunday Morning


Hunter Biden

Name: Hunter Biden

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04/05/2021 07:26 am
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SMITH Hunter Biden the ░░░░░░░░ of President Joe Biden ░░░░░░░░ known no shortage of ░░░░░░░░ in recent years which ░░░░░░░░ there was plenty to ░░░░░░░░ when we sat down ░░░░░░░░ chat not long ago ░░░░░░░░ starts SMITH You ve ░░░░░░░░ your dad always saw ░░░░░░░░ good in you through ░░░░░░░░ of this Was there ░░░░░░░░ a time when you ░░░░░░░░ Okay there is no ░░░░░░░░ He s going to ░░░░░░░░ up on me I ░░░░░░░░ done it now H ░░░░░░░░ Never Never Not once ░░░░░░░░ voice over Hunter Biden ░░░░░░░░ the president s second ░░░░░░░░ a Yale trained lawyer ░░░░░░░░ a lobbyist who s ░░░░░░░░ publicized drug problems personal ░░░░░░░░ and business dealings seem ░░░░░░░░ have kept him in ░░░░░░░░ headlines for all of ░░░░░░░░ wrong reasons SMITH There ░░░░░░░░ a current Department of ░░░░░░░░ investigation into your finances ░░░░░░░░ Biden Yeah SMITH What ░░░░░░░░ it about Can you ░░░░░░░░ anything more H Biden ░░░░░░░░ can t But I ░░░░░░░░ say this I m ░░░░░░░░ completely And I m ░░░░░░░░ certain 100 certain that ░░░░░░░░ the end of the ░░░░░░░░ I ll be cleared ░░░░░░░░ any wrong doing SMITH ░░░░░░░░ re 100 certain you ░░░░░░░░ be cleared H Biden ░░░░░░░░ m 100 certain of ░░░░░░░░ And all I can ░░░░░░░░ is cooperate and trust ░░░░░░░░ the process SMITH voice ░░░░░░░░ From the time he ░░░░░░░░ a toddler Hunter Biden ░░░░░░░░ his older brother Beau ░░░░░░░░ fixtures in their fathers ░░░░░░░░ s life And when ░░░░░░░░ were both hurt in ░░░░░░░░ 1972 car crash that ░░░░░░░░ their mother and sister ░░░░░░░░ dad a newly elected ░░░░░░░░ S Senator took his ░░░░░░░░ of office in a ░░░░░░░░ room J Biden If ░░░░░░░░ six months or so ░░░░░░░░ s a conflict between ░░░░░░░░ being a good father ░░░░░░░░ being a good senator ░░░░░░░░ I hope will not ░░░░░░░░ we can always get ░░░░░░░░ senator but they can ░░░░░░░░ get another father SMITH ░░░░░░░░ over But as the ░░░░░░░░ s sons got older ░░░░░░░░ paths diverged Beau was ░░░░░░░░ war veteran and Delaware ░░░░░░░░ general with his sights ░░░░░░░░ on higher office but ░░░░░░░░ who was kicked out ░░░░░░░░ the Navy Reserve after ░░░░░░░░ a drug test grappled ░░░░░░░░ substance abuse for years ░░░░░░░░ after Beau died of ░░░░░░░░ cancer in 2015 Hunter ░░░░░░░░ he was binge drinking ░░░░░░░░ so heavily that his ░░░░░░░░ intervened H Biden He ░░░░░░░░ to my apartment one ░░░░░░░░ and this was when ░░░░░░░░ was still in office ░░░░░░░░ vice president so he ░░░░░░░░ the Secret Service figured ░░░░░░░░ a way to get ░░░░░░░░ to the house And ░░░░░░░░ said What are you ░░░░░░░░ here He said Hunter ░░░░░░░░ are you doing I ░░░░░░░░ Dad I m fine ░░░░░░░░ said You re not ░░░░░░░░ SMITH voice over He ░░░░░░░░ and got help in ░░░░░░░░ but in time he ░░░░░░░░ off the wagon and ░░░░░░░░ into the abyss SMITH ░░░░░░░░ would wake up some ░░░░░░░░ I shouldn t even ░░░░░░░░ some mornings because you ░░░░░░░░ for like 15 minutes ░░░░░░░░ a time H Biden ░░░░░░░░ SMITH and be looking ░░░░░░░░ crack and just smoke ░░░░░░░░ was there H Biden ░░░░░░░░ I you know I ░░░░░░░░ more time on my ░░░░░░░░ and knees picking through ░░░░░░░░ smoking anything that even ░░░░░░░░ resembled crack cocaine I ░░░░░░░░ smoked more Parmesan cheese ░░░░░░░░ anyone Laughs anyone that ░░░░░░░░ know I m sure ░░░░░░░░ SMITH Because there would ░░░░░░░░ be crumbs mixed in ░░░░░░░░ Biden Yeah I mean ░░░░░░░░ went one time for ░░░░░░░░ days without sleeping and ░░░░░░░░ crack and drinking vodka ░░░░░░░░ throughout that entire time ░░░░░░░░ voice over Hunter Biden ░░░░░░░░ struggle with her personal ░░░░░░░░ is a big part ░░░░░░░░ his new book from ░░░░░░░░ imprint of Simon Schuster ░░░░░░░░ Viacom CBS company The ░░░░░░░░ Beautiful Things is a ░░░░░░░░ he and his brother ░░░░░░░░ to remind each other ░░░░░░░░ the good in life ░░░░░░░░ Biden It was the ░░░░░░░░ thing that he said ░░░░░░░░ me SMITH Was H ░░░░░░░░ Beautiful things H Biden ░░░░░░░░ I held his hand ░░░░░░░░ he took his last ░░░░░░░░ SMITH voice over Beau ░░░░░░░░ death shook the entire ░░░░░░░░ family but the way ░░░░░░░░ dealt with his grief ░░░░░░░░ headlines when he began ░░░░░░░░ his brother s widow ░░░░░░░░ After Beau died you ░░░░░░░░ a romantic relationship with ░░░░░░░░ his widow H Biden ░░░░░░░░ SMITH When the news ░░░░░░░░ that broke how people ░░░░░░░░ at you H Biden ░░░░░░░░ think people were confused ░░░░░░░░ that And I understand ░░░░░░░░ I mean I really ░░░░░░░░ To me it s ░░░░░░░░ something that is difficult ░░░░░░░░ explain because it came ░░░░░░░░ of a real overwhelming ░░░░░░░░ that we both shared ░░░░░░░░ we were together and ░░░░░░░░ to do the right ░░░░░░░░ and that grief turned ░░░░░░░░ a hope for a ░░░░░░░░ that maybe could replace ░░░░░░░░ we lost And it ░░░░░░░░ t work It didn ░░░░░░░░ work SMITH I mean ░░░░░░░░ said you lost clients ░░░░░░░░ this You lost business ░░░░░░░░ this H Biden Yeah ░░░░░░░░ SMITH You had to ░░░░░░░░ down from the World ░░░░░░░░ Program H Biden Yeah ░░░░░░░░ Well I made a ░░░░░░░░ of decisions that I ░░░░░░░░ shouldn t have made ░░░░░░░░ was a lot more ░░░░░░░░ and understanding from the ░░░░░░░░ that knew me But ░░░░░░░░ was a horrible time ░░░░░░░░ SMITH voice over And ░░░░░░░░ there is this In ░░░░░░░░ the younger Biden took ░░░░░░░░ job on the board ░░░░░░░░ a Ukrainian energy company ░░░░░░░░ Holdings at the time ░░░░░░░░ father who was then ░░░░░░░░ president had an active ░░░░░░░░ in U S policy ░░░░░░░░ Ukraine It raised eyebrows ░░░░░░░░ the time but by ░░░░░░░░ 2020 elections Hunter Biden ░░░░░░░░ the center of a ░░░░░░░░ firestorm Trump Hunter got ░░░░░░░░ out of the military ░░░░░░░░ was thrown out dishonorably ░░░░░░░░ J Biden That s ░░░░░░░░ true he wasn t ░░░░░░░░ dicharged Trump for cocaine ░░░░░░░░ And he didn t ░░░░░░░░ a job until you ░░░░░░░░ vice president J Biden ░░░░░░░░ of that is true ░░░░░░░░ Once you became vice ░░░░░░░░ he made a fortune ░░░░░░░░ Ukraine and China and ░░░░░░░░ and various other places ░░░░░░░░ Biden That is simply ░░░░░░░░ true SMITH Looking back ░░░░░░░░ you make a mistake ░░░░░░░░ a spot on that ░░░░░░░░ H Biden No I ░░░░░░░░ t think I made ░░░░░░░░ mistake in taking a ░░░░░░░░ on that board I ░░░░░░░░ I made a mistake ░░░░░░░░ terms of underestimating the ░░░░░░░░ in which it would ░░░░░░░░ used against me SMITH ░░░░░░░░ you must have seen ░░░░░░░░ optics Even back then ░░░░░░░░ must have I mean ░░░░░░░░ could you not have ░░░░░░░░ that this was going ░░░░░░░░ look bad H Biden ░░░░░░░░ I really didn t ░░░░░░░░ m being as honest ░░░░░░░░ you as I possibly ░░░░░░░░ All I know is ░░░░░░░░ not one investigative bod ░░░░░░░░ one serious journalist has ░░░░░░░░ accused has ever come ░░░░░░░░ the conclusion that I ░░░░░░░░ anything wrong or that ░░░░░░░░ father did anything wrong ░░░░░░░░ voice over But the ░░░░░░░░ lived on In October ░░░░░░░░ a New York Post ░░░░░░░░ said that e mails ░░░░░░░░ showing shady dealings in ░░░░░░░░ by Hunter Biden were ░░░░░░░░ on a laptop computer ░░░░░░░░ he supposedly left in ░░░░░░░░ Delaware repair shop in ░░░░░░░░ The details were sketchy ░░░░░░░░ best And last month ░░░░░░░░ declassified intelligence report said ░░░░░░░░ before the election the ░░░░░░░░ had launched a smear ░░░░░░░░ against Joe Biden and ░░░░░░░░ family SMITH It does ░░░░░░░░ specifically talk about your ░░░░░░░░ H Biden Yeah SMITH ░░░░░░░░ that your laptop H ░░░░░░░░ For real I don ░░░░░░░░ know SMITH But you ░░░░░░░░ that this is H ░░░░░░░░ I really don t ░░░░░░░░ what the answer is ░░░░░░░░ answer you truthfully SMITH ░░░░░░░░ You don t know ░░░░░░░░ or no if the ░░░░░░░░ was yours H Biden ░░░░░░░░ have no idea I ░░░░░░░░ no idea whether SMITH ░░░░░░░░ it could be have ░░░░░░░░ yours H Biden Of ░░░░░░░░ certainly There could be ░░░░░░░░ laptop out there that ░░░░░░░░ stolen from me It ░░░░░░░░ be that I was ░░░░░░░░ It could be that ░░░░░░░░ was Russian intelligence It ░░░░░░░░ be that it was ░░░░░░░░ from me SMITH And ░░░░░░░░ didn t drop off ░░░░░░░░ laptop that you repaired ░░░░░░░░ Delaware H Biden No ░░░░░░░░ not that I remember ░░░░░░░░ all At all So ░░░░░░░░ ll see H Biden ░░░░░░░░ he calls me right ░░░░░░░░ he goes to bed ░░░░░░░░ to tell me that ░░░░░░░░ loves me SMITH voice ░░░░░░░░ Hunter Biden says he ░░░░░░░░ rebuilding now and sober ░░░░░░░░ he married South African ░░░░░░░░ producer Melissa Cohen in ░░░░░░░░ 2019 If his story ░░░░░░░░ anything he told us ░░░░░░░░ s that the only ░░░░░░░░ more powerful than a ░░░░░░░░ addiction or eviscerating grief ░░░░░░░░ a family s love ░░░░░░░░ Did you say you ░░░░░░░░ your dad talk every ░░░░░░░░ H Biden Every night ░░░░░░░░ Yeah Well we talk ░░░░░░░░ least every night SMITH ░░░░░░░░ H Biden By the ░░░░░░░░ not only does he ░░░░░░░░ to me every night ░░░░░░░░ calls every one of ░░░░░░░░ daughters and he talks ░░░░░░░░ each one of them ░░░░░░░░ day And he talks ░░░░░░░░ me and I know ░░░░░░░░ SMITH The President of ░░░░░░░░ United States H Biden ░░░░░░░░ Yeah But by the ░░░░░░░░ he has always done ░░░░░░░░ I mean always He ░░░░░░░░ to each one of ░░░░░░░░ I ll tell you ░░░░░░░░ Because he s lost ░░░░░░░░ he like me knows ░░░░░░░░ it s like not ░░░░░░░░ be able to pick ░░░░░░░░ the phone and talk ░░░░░░░░ your son SMITH And ░░░░░░░░ almost lost you H ░░░░░░░░ Yeah Yeah Yeah It ░░░░░░░░ hard I m a ░░░░░░░░ We cry too much ░░░░░░░░ Yeah But you know ░░░░░░░░ guess one of the ░░░░░░░░ that I m crying ░░░░░░░░ because you know beautiful ░░░░░░░░ We re here We ░░░░░░░░ here.”
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