Breitbart, which last week published a deeply-flawed and racist hit piece on black activist Shaun King, claims an account with the the name “Robert Biden” was registered on the adultery website using an email address belonging to Biden. The account, allegedly discovered in the recent dump of Madison information, reportedly has Biden’s correct birth day—February 4—but lists his year of birth as 1980 (Biden was born in 1970). Below, via Breitbart, is a screenshot of the account’s information that, among other things, reveals that the purported Biden was seeking relationships where “Anything goes.”
While Biden acknowledged to Breitbart that the email address belongs to him, he’s denied registering the Ashley Madison account.
“I am certain that the account in question is not mine,” he said in a statement. “This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge and I first learned about the account in question from the media.”
“This is, unfortunately, not the first time that someone has used my name and identity to try to discredit me,” he added. “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’s camp suggested to Breitbart that Hunters’s political enemies may have made the account, perhaps as retaliation for his appointment last year to the board of a Ukraine-owned gas company. From Breitbart:
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.
If the account does belong to Biden, it would be the second time in the past year he’s made headlines for illicit activity; last October, news broke that the 45-year-old lawyer had been discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2013 after testing positive for cocaine.
Correction 8:03 pm: Biden received an administrative discharge, not a dishonorable one as earlier stated.