Jill Biden Defends Hunter: He 'Has Done Nothing Wrong,’ Trump Should Testify
Former Vice President's wife jumps to stepson's defence
Jill Biden proclaimed that her stepson, Hunter Biden, has done nothing wrong in response to the corruption allegations against him, arguing that President Donald Trump should be a witness in the Senate impeachment trial.
Biden also blasted Lindsey Graham for accusing the father and son of wrongdoing in Ukraine.
“You know, it’s hard when you, I don’t know, consider somebody a friend and they’ve said so many things, so many negative things,” Biden said on CNN’s New Day.
“And it’s — that’s been a little hurtful.”
Graham has been threatening to bring Hunter Biden to testify if any additional witnesses were heard.
Graham has also called for an outside investigator to probe Hunter Biden's role on the Burisma board.
According to the transcript:
JOHN BERMAN: Lindsey Graham, the senator from South Carolina, whom I think you count as a friend–
JILL BIDEN: We did, yes.
BERMAN: You did?
BIDEN: Well, I don’t know what happened to Lindsey. We used to be great friends and friends with John McCain. We traveled together with the [Senate] Foreign Relations Committee, we’ve had dinner. Now he’s changed.
BERMAN: Do you consider him a friend anymore?
BIDEN: It’s hard when you — I don’t know — consider them a friend and they’ve said so many things, so many negative things, and that’s been a little hurtful.
BERMAN: I didn’t even get my first question out about him. He has now suggested that Hunter should be called before a Senate committee to testify.
BIDEN: Hunter has done nothing wrong. Why would Hunter be called? Donald Trump should be before that committee.
"We used to be great friends... And now he's changed," says Jill Biden, wife of Joe Biden, about Sen. Lindsey Graham's stance on the impeachment trial. "It's hard when you consider somebody a friend and they've said so many negative things. That's been a little hurtful." pic.twitter.com/tjR1JsFrDJ— New Day (@NewDay) February 3, 2020
In October, Joe Biden defended Hunter's dealings in Ukraine, which led him to be appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings despite the fact he had zero experience in the energy sector.
During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Biden said his son “did not do a single thing wrong,” arguing those investigations back it up.“
"[Hunter] was already on the board, and he’s a grown man,” Biden outlined.
“And it turns out he did not do a single thing wrong as everybody’s investigated.”
Biden vowed not to give his children jobs in his administration if he were elected president.
Last month, Hunter Biden, settled his child support dispute just days before he was due to appear in court to explain his failure to turn over requested financial information.
Since last May, Biden has been embroiled in the suit, filed by former stripper Lunden Alexis Roberts, the mother of his 1-year-old child.
The suit was settled and approved Monday afternoon by Arkansas Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer, delaying Biden's in-person court appearance to decide whether he should be held in contempt of court for failing to submit his tax records.