An email address belonging to Hunter Biden (pictured above, left), the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was used to create an account on Ashley Madison, a website designed to facilitate infidelity. The news comes as the elder Biden is considering a bid for the White House.
The account was registered to “Robert Biden,” Breitbart News reported. Biden’s full name is “Robert Hunter Biden.” While the vice president’s son acknowledged the email address was his, he denied registering the account.
“I am certain that the account in question is not mine,” Biden told the publication. “This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge and I first learned about the account in question from the media. In fact, I no longer use the email address linked to this account as I became aware that this email account may have been compromised.”
This is, unfortunately, not the first time that someone has used my name and identity to try to discredit me. From my understanding through press accounts, it is very easy to set up an account without someone’s knowledge as there is no requirement that an email address be verified and I am certain that is what happened in this case.
Biden joined the board of the Ukraine-based Burisma Holdings in 2014, at the height of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Breitbart details how the Delawarean’s story might be valid:
Representatives for Hunter Biden told Breitbart News on background that he was the victim of concerted efforts by international enemies to get at his personal information. Biden’s Twitter account was hacked and his email account may also have been hacked. The representatives stopped short of confirming that the Russians were behind these smear efforts, and wouldn’t confirm exactly who did it.
The ‘Robert Biden’ Ashley Madison account was validated with a credit card payment in June 2014 in the amount of $280.
The date of birth used to launch the account was also the correct day and month, but 10 years younger than Hunter Biden. Hunter was born on Feb. 4, 1970, but the Ashley Madison account in question has a date of birth listed at Feb. 4, 1980.
A group calling themselves “The Impact Team” leaked more than 33 million accounts from Ashley Madison’s database last week, according to the latter’s Canadian parent company, Avid Life Media. They are offering $500,000 Canadian for any information related to the hackers.
Biden is a close adviser to his father, who will be making a decision on a presidential bid in the weeks ahead.
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