President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said that his son Hunter Biden won’t reap an overseas business windfall from his new job as commander in chief.
“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict with where there’s an appropriate distance from the presidency and government,” Biden told CNN journalist Jake Tapper in a taped interview.
Hunter Biden’s business relationships in China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine became a major focus in the weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
An abandoned laptop provided by a Delaware computer repairman to President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contained bombshell documents appearing to implicate Joe Biden in his son’s business relationships in China and Ukraine.
The elder Biden said last year, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” including his reported $83,000 monthly salary on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which Hunter Biden acquired while his father led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.
A 2015 email from the hard drive, reported by The Post, indicated that Hunter Biden introduced Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi to his father. “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and for giving me an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the senior Burisma leader wrote.
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