‘Biden blood only’: Hunter Biden’s ex-wife describes Secret Service exclusion

Hunter Biden’s first wife describes how a denial of Secret Service protection

while her father-in-law was vice-president “triggered” her fear of exclusion from the Biden family,

years before the breakup of her marriage amid Hunter Biden’s highly public problems with addiction and political scandal.

Kathleen Buhle will publish If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing next week.

The book has been excerpted in People magazine. The Guardian obtained a copy.

Buhle details the breakup of her marriage and its aftermath in painful detail.

But she describes a warm relationship with Joe Biden, who she says greeted

her when they first met by putting “his hands on my cheeks and look[ing]

me in the eyes, his nose almost touching my own”.