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*(Via Newsy) – U.S. officials announced Thursday Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was removed from the United States Navy earlier this year for failing drug test.

The Wall Street Journal first broke the story and says the Navy Reserve discharged Biden, a 44-year-old attorney who works for an investment firm, after he tested positive for cocaine while on a part-time assignment last May. He was reportedly discharged in February.

Biden expressed remorse in a statement recorded in the Journal. “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.”

A senior U.S. official told NBC Hunter’s release was not brought to public light immediately following the incident in February “because he was treated like any other sailor who fails a drug test and is thrown out of the Navy.”

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