A dark cloud that has loomed over former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) campaign has been Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals and his board membership in Burisma, an energy firm in Ukraine.
In a recently released email, Hunter Biden is now back in the spotlight after it was revealed that he had introduced a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm to his father, then-Vice President of the United States, a year before Vice President Biden pressured Ukrainian government officials into firing a prosecutor. That was investigating the company.
The meeting is acknowledged in a message sent from Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, that was allegedly sent on April 17th, 2015, which is a year after Hunter joined the board of Burisma at a reported salary of $50,000 a month.
There is also an alleged earlier email dated 2014 that shows Porzharskyi, reported to be Burisma’s No. 3. Exec, asking the younger Biden for “advice on how you could use your influence” on behalf of Burisma.
In light of the emails being released, President Donald Trump’s (R) reelection campaign has launched an advertisement “asking why Joe Biden never stopped his son from selling access to his powerful father.” It also “details Hunter’s… $1.5 billion business deal with a communist Chinese bank, and his legal work with a corrupt businessman in Romania, all while his father was Vice President of the United States.”
Hunter’s alleged foreign business deals were brought up in the first presidential debate, but Vice President Joe Biden dismissed the claims from the President as being baseless.