Hunter Biden Breaks Silence: Blames ‘Poor Judgement’ for Ukraine, China Dealings
Joe Biden's son admits it's a 'mistake' 'to be in the middle of something that is a swamp'
Speaking during an interview with left-leaning ABC News, Hunter admitted that it was a "mistake" for him to enrich himself "in the middle of something that is a swamp."
However, Biden blamed his "poor judgment" for making those lucrative associations.
“In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part,” Hunter Biden explained.
“Is that I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all.
"However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a swamp in—in—in many ways? Yeah.”
“So I take full responsibility for that,” the younger Biden continued.
“Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever," Biden claimed in his best Christine Blasey Ford croaky voice impersonation.
"Did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not.”
Biden acknowledged he would “probably not” have gotten the board position Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma if he were not the son of the vice president.
However, he denied impropriety or any ethical lapse.
“I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father,” Biden on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“That’s where I made the mistake.”
Hunter was also asked about taking a flight with his then-vice president father on Air Force Two in 2013.
President Donald Trump has accused Hunter of traveling with Joe Biden to secure a lucrative business contact that would benefit from the VP's influence.
When he accompanied his father to China, Hunter Biden was forming a Chinese private equity fund that associates said at the time was planning to raise big money, including from China.
Wow! Hunter Biden is being forced to leave a Chinese Company. Now watch the Fake News wrap their greasy and very protective arms around him. Only softball questions of him please!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019
Hunter Biden has acknowledged meeting with Jonathan Li, a Chinese banker and his partner in the fund during the trip, although his spokesman says it was a social visit.
The Chinese business license that brought the new fund into existence was issued by Shanghai authorities 10 days after the trip, with Hunter Biden a member of the board.
Hunter admitted during the ABC News interview that Joe Biden shook hands with Jonathan Li during the visit to China, but claims his father didn't know he was his business associate.
Hunter Biden was really bad on @GMA. Now Sleepy Joe has real problems! Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
According to Hunter, it didn't even come up in conversation during the 12-hour return flight from China on Air Force Two that Joe Biden had just met his son's new business partner in a new big-money contract.
"It's like living in some kind of Alice in Wonderland," Biden said of the allegation.
"The president's a Cheshire cat, asking questions about crazy things."