Hunter Biden smoked crack with late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, he revealed to a friend in a recorded call obtained by DailyMail.com.
In the January 2019 call, Hunter bragged: ‘I actually smoked crack with Marion Barry I swear to f***ing god.’
Hunter told his friend that he would regularly smoke with Barry in the restroom of a Georgetown bar while he was an undergraduate there.
The stunning admission in the call, which was saved on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, contradicts the president’s son’s claim in his memoir that his arrest as a teenager scared him off drugs until after college.
Hunter recorded several of his calls and saved them on his laptop.
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Hunter Biden is heard bragging about smoking crack with D.C. Mayor Marion Barry – who died in 2014 – in an audio recording obtained by DailyMail.com
Hunter was heard telling a friend in January 2019: ”You know what, I actually smoked crack with Marion Barry, I swear to f***ing god.’ Barry (pictured five months before he died at age 78) served as mayor of D.C. until 1999 and died in 2014
In the call with his unnamed friend, dated January 5, 2019, he chides the friend for being ‘racist’ by suggesting Martin Luther King took cocaine – but then admitted that he smoked crack with civil rights hero and infamous addict Marion Barry, the late former mayor of Washington DC.
‘Did Martin Luther King do coke? I don’t know,’ said the friend on the call. ‘With an Indian and a black man.’
‘Oh, see, you are such a racist I swear to god,’ Hunter replied. ‘No he didn’t, Jesus Christ. You’re so f***ing funny.’
‘That mayor from D.C. did,’ the friend said. ‘Marion Barry.’
‘You know what, I actually smoked crack with Marion Barry, I swear to f***ing god,’ Hunter admitted.
‘That was in Georgetown. And he used to go to a place right next to the guards. And I was a sophomore I guess, I was a junior when that happened. But he used to come there and drink like late, late. And I would be there, and he would go to the bathroom.’
Photos, videos, and audio recordings of Hunter were discovered on his abandoned laptop last year. He says he was so hooked on drugs and alcohol at the time that he doesn’t know if the laptop is even his
Hunter, pictured attending a basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington in 2010, explained in the call that he would regularly smoke with Barry in the restroom of a Georgetown bar while he was an undergraduate there
The admission contradicts Hunter’s claim in his memoir, Beautiful Things, that he was largely scared off drugs until after he finished college, due to an arrest for cocaine possession when he was 18.
‘I ended up doing a pretrial intervention with six months of probation, after which the arrest was expunged from my record. (I disclosed it voluntarily during a 2006 Senate committee hearing as part of my nomination to the Amtrak board of directors.)’ he wrote in the book, released April this year.
Hunter claimed in his memoir – released in April – that his arrest for cocaine possession when he was 18 largely scared him off drugs until after college
‘It scared me straight – for a while. I owned up to it and didn’t do coke again that summer or, really, more than a couple of times in college.’
Hunter graduated from his bachelors at Georgetown University in 1992, and so is claiming to have smoked crack with Barry around 1990.
Barry was caught smoking crack on camera in an FBI sting in January 1990, and spent six months in federal prison.
Despite his drug conviction, Barry was elected to DC’s Council in 1992 and was elected again as mayor in 1994 until 1999. He died in 2014.
In the sting, Barry was caught on video with a woman in a hotel room smoking the drug.
In his autobiography, Barry claimed that the sting was a ‘setup’ by his enemies in DC who were unhappy with the number of city contracts he was giving to black business owners.
Barry was caught on camera smoking crack in a hotel room with a woman in an FBI sting in January 1990. He later claimed in his autobiography that the sting was a ‘setup’ by his enemies in D.C.
He spent six months in federal prison for drug use before being elected as D.C. mayor. Pictured: Barry arriving at US District Court to face arraignment on drug charges in 1990
‘They didn’t want me creating all of these opportunities for black folks. So when the FBI set me up at the Vista [Hotel], they were really trying to kill me. If they killed me, they wouldn’t have to worry about me anymore,’ he wrote.
Barry said he first experimented with cocaine in the late 1980s when the married then-mayor found himself alone with a woman at a friend’s house after a long night of drinking.
He wrote that he remembered her coming back from a third trip to the bathroom and telling him: ‘That’s some good s***. You want some? This makes my p**** hot.’
His conviction barely dented his popular support and didn’t prevent him winning the mayoral election again in 1994 – leading a DC newspaper to dub him ‘Mayor for life’.