Hunter Biden Admits: Of Course My Dad Being Vice President Benefited Me Financially

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Posted: Oct 15, 2019 11:10 AM
Hunter Biden Admits: Of Course My Dad Being Vice President Benefited Me Financially

Source: (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

During his first television interview since his father announced a 2020 presidential run, Hunter Biden admitted that his status as the son of a sitting vice president helped him gain access to company boards that would have  otherwise been unavailable to him. 

"I think it is impossible for me to be on any of the boards you just mentioned without saying I'm the son of the Vice President of the United States," Hunter Biden said. 

Biden also said he probably would not have been asked to be on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that paid him $50,000 per month despite a lack of expertise in the field, if his name had not been Biden. 

"Probably not. I don't think there's a lot of things that would have happened if my last name wasn't Biden," he said. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden has repeatedly denied speaking to his son about business dealings in foreign countries. Hunter Biden admitted during the same interview he had in fact talked to his father. 

Sure sounds like trading money for political influence. Quite swampy.

In the meantime, Joe Biden isn't interested in answering any questions about his son's influence peddling. 

“It’s not a conflict of interest. There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest from Ukraine or anywhere else. Period. I'm not going to respond to that," Biden raged during a press event earlier this month when pressed by a reporter.

The Biden campaign has also publicly berated news outlets for reporting on Hunter Biden's questionable income.