During an interview with Axios, former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden still couldn't explain why his son Hunter was hired by Ukraine's largest energy company. Hunter, who had recently been discharged from the Navy for drug use, was hired by Burisma and paid more than $80,000 a month despite the fact that Hunter had no relevant experience whatsoever. When Hunter was hired by Burisma, the company was mired in a corruption scandal and Hunter's father just so happened to be the point man on Ukraine for the United States. Hmmm.
It gets worse. Biden forced Ukraine into firing the prosecutor investigating the company that was paying his son's lucrative salary by threatening to cancel a billion-dollar loan guarantee from the United States. Basically, all the accusations of "bribery," "quid pro quo" and "abuse of office for personal enrichment" that you hear Democrats accusing Donald Trump of doing, Joe Biden actually did. It's a problem.
"There's one thing that a lot of Democrats even do wonder about, and that is Hunter Biden, your son, was getting paid a lot of money to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company facing serious corruption charges," the interviewer began. "You were the vice president running point on Ukraine. The average joe hears that and says 'that sounds fishy.' What's your understanding of what your son was doing for an extraordinary amount of money?"
"I don't know what he was doing," Biden responded indignantly. "I know he was on the board. I found out he was on the board after he was on the board. And that was it."
"Well, you've had a lot of time," the interviewer pointed out. "Isn't this something you want to get to the bottom of?"
"No, because I trust my son," Biden alleged.
For the record, Hunter seems like the least trustworthy person in the entire world. Hunter hooked up with his brother's widow, fathered a child behind her back and denied the baby was his. But Joe Biden simply expects the American public to trust the integrity of his son's worthless words.
"That doesn't pass the smell test," the interviewer followed up. "Like when you're vice president, isn't there a higher standard? Don't you need to know what's happening with your family? Don't you need to put down some guard rails?"
"No, unless there was something on its face that was wrong," Biden inexplicably asserted. "There's nothing on its face that was wrong."
When it comes to the Bidens, everything appears wrong on its face. Biden then tried changing the subject.
"If you want to talk about problems, you know, let's talk about Trump's family," Biden said. "I mean c'mon."
Biden then began to laugh nervously while adding, "you guys are amazing."
"So you think that everything that happened is Kosher?" asked the interviewer.
"You know there's not one single bit of evidence, not one little tiny bit, to suggest that anything done was wrong," Biden protested. "You know that, but you keep asking me these questions."
To recap, among the evidence that the Bidens used the office of the vice president for personal gain, we have an unqualified Hunter Biden taking a job that paid more than $80,000 a month. We have the fact that the company was under investigation by Ukraine and that Joe Biden just so happened to be the point man on Ukraine for the United States government. We also have video of Biden describing exactly how he used foreign aid to pressure Ukraine into firing the prosecutor that was investigating his son's employer.
"Last one on this," the interviewer continued. "So you're elected. You're in office. What guard rails would you have to be sure that your son, your brother Jimmy, doesn't do anything to trade on the family name?"
"They will not be engaged in any foreign business because of what happened in this administration," an exhausted Biden answered.
What happened in this administration?
This whistleblower must be a partisan hack or else he would have sounded the alarms back when Hunter took a job on the board of Burisma.
.@JoeBiden on his son Hunter's work in Ukraine: "I don't know what he was doing."@mikeallen: "Well you've had a lot of time. Isn't this something you want to get to the bottom of?"— Axios (@axios) December 8, 2019
Biden: "No. Because I trust my son." @dctvny @hbodocs pic.twitter.com/zozGlVZ3WP