In what is certain to be a closely watched presidential father-son relationship, Joe Biden claims that Hunter Biden’s business dealings will not create conflicts of interest and will therefore have no impact on his presidency. Many Americans are skeptical of Biden’s claim.
“Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden said that when he’s in the White House his son, Hunter Biden, and the rest of his family will not have any conflicts of interest,” according to The Washington Times.
“Hunter Biden has been the center of a storm of alleged nepotism and sweetheart deals in China and Ukraine while his father was the vice president in the Obama administration.
“The elder Mr. Biden said that won’t happen again.
“‘My son [and] my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be a conflict whether the appropriate distance from the presidency and government,’ Mr. Biden said in an interview that aired Thursday on CNN.
“Hunter Biden is not the only family member who has been accused of trading on the elder Mr. Biden’s political clout to score lucrative business deals.
“Mr. Biden’s brother, James Biden, also was involved in high-flying business deals, including cashing in on Chinese investments in the U.S.”
For more on this story, go to The Washington Times.
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