Hunter Biden has been accused of smoking crack inside a Washington D.C. strip club and dropping ‘thousands of dollars there’ during multiple visits, all while he held a seat on the board of Burisma – a position Trump has accused him of using corruptly.
The alleged crack-smoking incident took place last year at the Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in D.C., located just three blocks from the White House, according to a Page Six report.
Biden, 49, has been in and out of rehab six times for alcoholism and addiction, including for a crack binge in 2016.
Employees at the gentlemen’s club said Biden was a regular there. Two bartenders a and a security worker recognized Biden in his photo and one worker identified him by name.
Hunter Biden has been accused of smoking crack inside a Washington D.C. strip club in 2018 and dropping’ thousands of dollars there’ during multiple visits, all while he held a seat on the board of Burisma
Employees at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in D.C. (above) said Biden was a regular there. In late 2018 he was suspected of smoking crack in the VIP room by the managing partner who recalled the smell of burning Styrofoam
According to the club’s security worker Ranko Petrovic, Biden was a big-paying customer who often sat in the VIP room where he spent ‘thousands and thousands’ and drank during his visits. He often paid his bills with ‘credit cards that didn’t have his name on it’.
Archibald’s former managing partner James Ritter said on one occasion in late 2018 Biden was suspected of drug use.
‘There was a smell of burning Styrofoam in the VIP room. We told him nothing illegal can go on here,’ Ritter said to Page Six. ‘We didn’t see anything illegal. After he was spoken to, the smell stopped…VIP employees suspected it was crack.’
‘Whenever he was in town he came in for two days in a row, disappeared and come back a month later,’ Ritter said.
Biden had admitted to using crack as late as fall 2016, saying he bought the drugs off sellers who worked out of a homeless camp in Los Angeles.
In a divorce filing from early 2017, Kathleen Biden, Hunter’s wife of 22 years, said he spent extravagantly on prostitutes and drugs.
She accused Hunter of having ‘created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations), while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills,’ according to Business Insider.
Biden’s time on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma, which he held from 2014 till his term expired in April 2019, has come under scrutiny By President Donald Trump. Trump urged Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s business affairs in Ukraine
Biden’s frequent stops and generous spending at the club have come under scrutiny as he was on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma at the time.
Biden first joined that board in 2014 and was reportedly paid him as much as $50,000 a month. He served until his term expired in April 2019.
He was on the board during the time his father Joe Biden was in the White House as Vice President.
Biden’s time on that board has come under a microscope in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Democrats allege that the president withheld nearly $400million in military aid to Ukraine and asked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s business affairs in Ukraine.
However, Trump has denied any quid pro quo.
Hunter Biden has also denied ever discussing any of his foreign work with his father and any wrongdoing in his time with Burisma.
‘In retrospect I think there was poor judgment on my part. I know I did nothing wrong at all, but it was poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a, it’s a swamp in many ways,’ he said.
Following the scandal he said he won’t serve on any more boards or work for foreign entities ‘when dad becomes president’.