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Report: Biden’s son discharged from Navy after failing cocaine test

Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The paper reports that after joining the Navy as an ensign in 2013, he reported for duty in Norfolk, Va. He was drug tested in June 2013 and the test was positive for cocaine, according to the paper’s sources.

{mosads}Hunter Biden was as discharged in February of this year. 

“It was the honor of my life to serve in the US Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” said Biden in a statement. “I respect the Navy’s decision.

“With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward,” he added.

Hunter Biden is now managing director at Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners. 

His brother, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden also has a military record, serving in his state’s National Guard. Beau Biden was also deployed to Iraq while in the guard.

—This story was updated at 7:28 p.m. 

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