Hunter Biden attempts to justify affair with his brother’s widow after Beau died from brain cancer

HUNTER Biden has tried to justify why he had an affair with his dead brother's widow, saying he doesn't "find it difficult to explain".

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, president Biden's son Hunter said of his relationship with brother Beau's wife Hallie Biden: “I think people were confused by it and I understand that. I really do."

“To me, it’s not something that is difficult to explain because it came out of a real overwhelming grief that we both shared and we were together and trying to do the right thing," he continued.

"And that grief turned into a hope for a love that maybe could replace what we lost and it didn’t work."

The president’s son discussed reactions to the eyebrow raising revelations he was dating his brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden, in March 2017.

Hunter — who was still married to his estranged wife Kathleen at the time — said he and Hallie were “incredibly lucky” that their family supported the unusual liaison after Beau died of cancer in May 2015.

But the eldest of the president's sons revealed to CBS that he lost clients and business during a time that his drug addiction spiralled out of control after making "a lot of decisions that I probably shouldn’t have made"

“There was a lot more compassion and understanding for the people that knew me, but it was a horrible time.”

Hunter made the appearance on the morning news program to promote his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” out April 6.

During the interview Hunter also admitted he smoked Parmesan cheese after mistaking it for crack cocaine at the height of his addiction.

He said: "I spent more time on my hands and knees picking through rugs smoking anything that resembled crack cocaine.

"I probably smoked more Parmesan cheese than anyone – than anyone you know Tracy."

He then told interviewer Tracy Smith: "I once went 13 days without sleeping and smoking crack and drinking vodka exclusively throughout that entire time."

Hunter said that he "never" thought his dad Joe would "give up on me."

And in the contents of a new memoir, Beautiful Things, Hunter tells that his "star-crossed coupling" with his brother's widow started because he wanted to help her children.

The president's controversial son says he didn't have much in common with Hallie Biden when they started their affair after his brother Beau's death from brain cancer.

"It ended up in Arizona, where he checked himself into a wellness centre for hypnotherapy and cleansings.

That idea went nowhere, the publishing insider says. "Hunter's marriage rapidly was going onto the rocks and he turned to Hallie, not Kathleen, for help after one of his crack cocaine binges.

"It ended up in Arizona, where he checked himself into a wellness centre for hypnotherapy and cleansings.

The unconventional relationship was first exposed in March 2017 with Joe Biden issuing a statement giving his blessing to the couple

The book reveals that Hunter was behind an extraordinary statement in which Joe Biden said he supported the affair.

"Joe is really straitlaced and he was reluctant,' says the publishing insider.

"But he said he'd do whatever Hunter thought best."

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