Hunter Biden says he used to take 'many hits on a crack pipe as possible' in ... trends now
In an op-ed published in USA Today on Thursday, President Biden's son talked about his addiction, writing it consisted of a bottle of vodka a day 'and as many hits on a crack pipe as possible.'
The piece comes as the Biden family faces scrutiny from Republicans in Congress over Hunter's business dealings and whether or not the family profited from Joe Biden's public office. Republicans are also weighing articles of impeachment against the president.
Hunter Biden, in the nearly 800 word essay, goes to argue his addiction was used a 'fodder' against his father.
'My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against him, and an all-out annihilation of my reputation through high-pitched but fruitless congressional investigations and, more recently, criminal charges for possessing an unloaded gun for 11 days five years ago – charges that appear to be the first-ever of their kind brought in the history of Delaware,' Hunter wrote.
Hunter Biden claims his addiction has been 'weaponized' to attack his father President Joe Biden - the two men together in June
And while Hunter writes 'I am not a victim,' he goes on to berate the media coverage of his addiction and argue it will make it harder for others to find sobriety.
'It is already a near-impossible decision for addicts to get sober, and the avalanche of negativity and assault of my personal privacy may only make it harder for those considering it,' Hunter writes.
He also claims nude photos of him - found on a laptop he left in a Delaware pawn shop - and published by DailyMail.com and other outlets were 'altered.'
The abandoned laptop - verified by DailyMail.com as Hunter's - was filled with nude photographs and incriminating text messages.
He complains he's been 'bombarded'