Joe Biden: ‘Nobody Warned Me’ Hunter’s Ukraine Job Would Cause Problems
Former Vice President still insists that his son had done nothing wrong
Former Vice President Joe Biden has claimed that he was not informed that his son Hunter being a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings would cause any problems, according to a new interview.
Biden insisted that his son had done nothing wrong, and instead blamed his staff for not making him aware there could be issues with Hunter's involvement with the foreign company.
Biden told NPR:
"Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that."
During State Department official George Kent's testimony in the impeachment inquiry, acknowledging that he told staff members there was concern over the potential conflict of interest.
Kent' added no one told the vice president because his older son Beau had brain cancer.
"They should have told me," Biden says now.
Hunter's dealings are now at the brunt of Trump and his supporter's efforts to oust their corruption.
"The appearance looked bad, and it gave folks like Rudy Giuliani an excuse to come up with a Trumpian kind of defense while they were violating the Constitution," Biden said.
The impeachment inquiry primarily focuses on Trump's request for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens, along with Democratic activities during the 2016 election.
A judge has ordered #HunterBiden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to have over his last five years of financial records, including documents detailing his time at #Ukraine energy company #BurismaHoldings, leaked court papers show.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) December 5, 2019
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In October, Neon Nettle reported that a witness who testified at Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff's secretive impeachment inquiry had links to Burisma Holdings.
It has emerged, however, that Ambassador Reeker had a paid speaking gig at the Atlantic Council think tank earlier this year, which he mysteriously pulled out of.
The Atlantic Council receives funding from and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company where, until recently, Hunter Biden sat on the board.
In November, it was also reported that an investment company, with ties to Hunter Biden, was granted $130 million in bailout loans by the US government while his father, Joe Biden, served in the Obama White House as vice president.
The report alleged that a company led by Hunter’s business partners, Chris Heinz and Devon Archer - Rosemont Capital - received millions of dollars under a government bailout program intended to boost US firms.