Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is apparently very upset about his son’s alleged shady business deals in the Ukraine being investigated.
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for threatening to travel to Ukraine to open an investigation into Biden his son, Hunter Biden.
“Rudy Giuliani, it’s hard for me to comment on Rudy Giuliani. I don’t think I will because my Irish may come up,” Biden began.
“It is a personal attack. I expect that from Rudy Giuliani and the president. It’s not been one scintilla of evidence that my son ever interfered, ever asked me anything, that I ever got involved in anything other than doing the job I was supposed to do, or that he ever contacted anybody in the American government,” he added.
Biden continued, “So I’m proud of him. I think it’s the way these guys play.”
Earlier this month, the New York Times has published a bombshell report revealing Biden’s shady connection to a Ukrainian corruption scandal.
NYT reporter Kenneth P. Vogel provided new details in the report about Hunter Biden’s connection to a Ukrainian political corruption scandal.
The details emerged as the Ukrainian government recently reopened an investigation into a company which once paid Hunter Biden roughly $50,000 a month.
That company, Burisma Holdings, is currently being probed by Ukraine’s top prosecutor.
Joe Biden allegedly pressured and tried to intimidate the Ukrainian government to remove the prosecutor from the case, and his plan actually worked.
Vogel wrote that Biden, who was still serving as the vice president, went to Kiev in March 2016 and “threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko], who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.”
Biden’s plan worked, and the Ukrainian Parliament removed Lutsenko as the prosecutor on the case.
However, it looks like Hunter Biden still benefited significantly from his father’s actions.
“Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden’s younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general,” Vogel wrote.
Vogel wrote that while Hunter Biden had some significant credentials, he “lacked any experience in Ukraine and just months earlier had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine.”
Despite his lack of relevant work experience and a reported drug problem, Burisma Holdings paid Hunter Biden “as much as $50,000 per month in some months for his work for the company.”
This potential scandal could hamper Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and open him up to serious scrutiny.
If the former vice president used his power to pressure Ukraine into removing the prosecutor who was investigating a shady deal involving his son, that would be catastrophic and maybe even illegal.