Hunter Biden says Republicans are trying to KILL him and tears into ‘damaged’ Elon Musk in podcast with Moby – released hours after he was indicted on tax evasion charges
Hunter Biden said political forces arrayed against his father are trying to “kill me” in an effort to destroy Biden's presidency.
Hunter made the claim in an interview about being a musician Moby's podcastin a conversation that appears to have been recorded before California prosecutors filed a nine-count indictment accusing him of tax crimes — adding to his father's re-election headaches.
“What they're trying to do is they're trying to kill me, knowing it will be a pain greater than my father can handle, and therefore destroying a presidency in that way,” Hunter said.
“They're trying to kill me in other ways – and I just won't let them,” he said at another point in the interview.
He made the comments in his painting studio in Malibu while his son Beau was “covering his face in vegan crumble,” Moby said at the top of the wide-ranging conversation. The musician said that he and Hunter met through recovery, a topic that permeated their discussion.
“What they're trying to do is they're trying to kill me, knowing it will be a pain greater than my father can handle,” Hunter Biden said in a podcast interview with Moby.
Hunter began the interview by complaining about MAGA protesters converging on his former home in Venice Beach after media reports — the same home that prosecutors say was a “lavish home” financed with financial support of about $200,000 from a “personal friend', a reference to 'sugar brother' Kevin Morris. This happened at a time when he is accused of deliberately evading taxes.
“We became prisoners… it became impossible to walk across the canal and look at the ducks,” he said, referring to a favorite activity of his son Beau.
He then linked his own legal situation — he could now face two trials as his father seeks reelection amid low approval ratings — to Watergate.
He described the campaign associated with Richard Nixon to discredit Edmund Muskie (D-Maine), whom the campaign viewed as a formidable rival, and drew clear comparisons to his father.
“He was considered a working-class man who appealed to the great middle of America,” he said. “Roger Stone was part of it. What they did was they attacked the thing that mattered most to him, and what mattered most to Muski was his family, and especially the relationship he had with his wife. And so they broke into her therapist's office. They labeled her a drunk,” he said, calling it “the thing that led to Watergate,” referring to the break-in at the DNC.
The exact timing of the interview was not entirely clear, but it was published Friday, hours after he was indicted on tax charges, and made no mention of the bomb development.
Musician Moby interviewed Hunter Biden for over an hour
Moby and actress Lindsay Hicks spoke with Hunter Biden about addiction, political attacks and the media
Hunter also used the forum to attack SpaceX founder and X owner Elon Musk.
He called out “the people who are most guilty” and held him responsible for “disinformation.”
'There is still a very damaged person. And he is, I say he's the dumbest smart person the world has ever known.' He said he “don't care about the damn First Amendment,” he said.
Musk responded to a clip of Hunter making the comment. 'What “misinformation” is he talking about exactly? The guy has made so many crime videos he should get an award for cinematography!'
During the interview, Hunter also described how his predicament was fueled by addiction.
“Addiction opens up a lot of opportunities for people,” he said.
Hunter spoke of achieving a “well-ordered life” in a way that “sustains” those around him.
Between 2016 and 2020, Hunter reportedly spent more than $683,000 on “diverse women” and nearly $400,000 on “clothing and accessories.”
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It was a striking and down-to-earth contrast to the Hunter Biden he says is being portrayed in the media — and to the figure emerging in Special Counsel David Weiss' stunning indictment — which lists expenditures of $683,212 for “Payments – Diverse Women ', $1.6 million in withdrawals/cash withdrawals and $188,960 in 'Adult Entertainment'.
Moby, who attended Hunter's 2021 art opening, spoke about sharing daily texts with the president's son. 'This week has been really hard. It was just really hard to keep it cool,” Hunter said.
He described a period of “shame” in his life when he let people down and wasn't “present” for his daughters.
At one point he lost his cool after telling Moby that he found support in some of their conversations.
During the break, Moby told him, “You suddenly looked like a nine-year-old” with vulnerability.
Hunter spoke of the death of his older brother as a major turning point in his addiction, after losing his mother and sister in a car accident in 1972.
'When Beau died, I completely fell apart. It is not an excuse, but it is the reason,” he said.
'For me this is not over yet. I'm still in the eye of the storm,” he said of his recovery.
During the interview, Moby mentions a magazine profile of successful art dealer Larry Gagosian, who he says has “houses everywhere” and planes and “holds big parties for billionaires and rock stars” or “goes to your villa in St. Barts” to “hang out with supermodels .'
He contrasted that with “being happy with what is right in front of you,” such as a cup of coffee.
“I don't think we should pick on Larry,” Hunter replied. He then immediately switched to his political narrative, complaining about “the level of stimulus that requires a response from me.”
“That stimulus is so common, not because of any situation I've gotten myself into, but simply because there's a machine that feeds this engine of constant hatred.”