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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