Ex-MI6 Chief: Hunter Biden Made His Father 'Vulnerable' with Burisma Job
He should have 'run a mile' from the job
The former chief of British intelligence agency MI6 said Hunter Biden's decision to accept the board post with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma exposed his father to being vulnerable.
Sir Richard Dearlove said Hunter should have "run a mile" from the job when his father was vice president.
Dearlove made the comments in an episode of One Decision, which featured Alexander Vindman, who gave evidence against President Trump during his first impeachment.
Dearlove was asked in the interview if the storm around Trump's engagement with Ukraine overshadowed Biden's connection to Ukraine.
"I think Biden and Biden's son were incredibly unwise," he said.
"It was, I think, a massive error of judgment, made Biden potentially vulnerable."
"We don't actually know a lot, but I mean the idea that Ukraine ring up and offer you a job and you know to offer you some board position, which Hunter had, I mean God he should have run a mile," he added.
"He shouldn't have been anywhere near it."
His comment fuel concerns Hunter Biden created the potential for a foreign power to exert influence over his father.
"Right at that time, the Russians had invaded and taken Crimea, and they were after the natural resources and the pipeline," he told the BBC earlier this year.
"And I know that Burisma wanted to do one thing: They wanted to create a bulwark against that Russian aggression; they knew they had to expand internationally and into other sectors to diversify and protect themselves."
Earlier this year, Hunter used his recent memoir to argue that there was nothing unethical about his role on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
But the younger Biden said in his memoir that he would reject the chance to do it again, citing partisan politics.
“I did nothing unethical and have never been charged with wrongdoing,” Hunter Biden writes in his book “Beautiful Things.”
“In our current political environment, I don’t believe it would make any difference if I took that seat or not."
Last year, Neon Nettle reported Hunter's Ukraine energy company took hundreds of millions of dollars from Russia, China, and Kazakhstan.
According to investigative author Peter Schweizer's book, Hunter Biden forged other business deals with individuals and entities with ties to the Chinese, Russian & Kazakh governments.