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Hunter Biden Suspected of Smoking Crack at D.C. Strip Club

Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

According to a report from the New York Post, former Burisma Holdings board member Hunter Biden is suspected of having smoked crack in a Washington, D.C. strip club, where he spent “thousands of dollars” over multiple visits. These visits are said to have occurred while he was sitting on the board of Burisma.

The incident, which took place at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, DC, late last year, represents the most recent alleged drug use by Biden, 49, who has acknowledged six stints in rehab for alcoholism and addiction that included a crack binge in 2016.

Workers at Archibald’s, located about three blocks north of the White House, said Biden was a regular there, with two bartenders and a security worker all instantly recognizing his photo and one worker identifying him by name.

Security worker Ranko Petrovic said Biden — the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic front-runner to challenge President Trump next year — would routinely hole up in a VIP room and drink during his visits.

James Ritter, the former managing partner of Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club, said there was a “suspicion of drug use” during one of Hunter Biden’s visits in late 2018.

“There was a smell of burning Styrofoam in the VIP room. We told him nothing illegal can go on here,” Ritter said.

“We didn’t see anything illegal. After he was spoken to, the smell stopped.”

“VIP employees suspected it was crack,” he added.

Hunter spent “thousands and thousands of dollars in the Archibald’s VIP rooms,” and paid his bills with “credit cards that didn’t have his name on it.”

The club generally required customers to use credit cards that matched official IDs, but “Hunter was a bit of an exception,” Ritter said.

Hunter Biden was kicked out of the Navy for cocaine use, and his ex-wife has previously accused him of blowing money on hookers and drugs.

So, when can we expect Hunter to join his dad on the campaign trail?

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis