October 13, 2019
The only reason he gets jobs at these foreign companies is that his last name is “Biden.” It is open, public, unadulterated influence-peddling. No one can claim otherwise.
I haven’t seen his dad go out there and say “oh no, my son is really an expert on the Ukrainian gas industry and on Chinese hedge fund management.”
It’s all just in your face corruption.
But he promises to be less flagrant in this behavior if his dad becomes president of America.
President Trump targeted Hunter Biden Sunday morning, implying that the son of former Vice President Joe Biden has disappeared — hours after Hunter Biden’s attorney announced his client is stepping down from the board of a Chinese company and vowed that he will not work with foreign companies if his father becomes president.
Trump and his own attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, have accused Hunter Biden of improperly benefiting from business dealings in China and Ukraine while Joe Biden was vice president.
“Where’s Hunter? He has totally disappeared!” Trump tweeted. “Now looks like he has raided and scammed even more countries! Media is AWOL.” Trump did not elaborate on which countries, or what the alleged scams were.
Where’s Hunter? He has totally disappeared! Now looks like he has raided and scammed even more countries! Media is AWOL.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019
Earlier Sunday morning, Hunter Biden’s attorney George Mesires published an online statement on his client’s behalf, providing detailed explanations for Biden’s ties to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese firm BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company.
“Despite extensive scrutiny, at no time has any law enforcement agency, either domestic or foreign, alleged that Hunter engaged in wrongdoing at any point during his five-year term,” Mesires said about Hunter Biden’s work with Burisma, where Biden was a board member until April 2019.
Mesires said that Biden was “a non-executive director” of Burisma, for which he was compensated, but was not part of the management team.
Burisma was the subject of an investigation by Ukrainian authorities, but the case was dropped. The prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, was fired after then-Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold money from Ukraine unless Shokin was removed. Joe Biden denies that this had anything to do with his son, as Shokin was accused of corruption.
It’s an utterly silly charade that anyone would try to pretend that this is anything other than what it obviously is.
People are pretending little boys are actually little girls and shooting them with estrogen, so I’m not really shocked that people are pretending Joe Biden’s crack smoking son is an expert on the post-Soviet gas industry or whatever.