Speaking with Savannah Guthrie, Joe Biden claimed that Hunter Biden was not given the job at Burisma for access to him and the Obama administration but instead “because he’s a very bright guy.”
Do you think it was wrong for [Hunter] to take that position knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you?
Well that’s not true. You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about. No one said that. Who said that?
Don’t you think it’s just one of those things where people say “well that seems kind of sleazy, why would he have that job if not for who his father was?”
Because he’s a very bright guy.
Joe Biden on why his son Hunter — who had no experience in Ukraine or in the energy sector — got an $80,000-per-month board seat with Burisma as father Biden was running US policy in Ukraine:
"Cause he's a very bright guy." pic.twitter.com/2jOFbZQsre
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 3, 2020
Per TheFederalist, in 2014, during his father’s time as vice president, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. He was paid upwards of $50,000 per month, a shockingly high salary for Hunter Biden’s non-existent experience in the energy sector.
In 2018, Joe Biden bragged about withholding aid from Ukraine until they fired their top prosecutor. At the time, this top prosecutor was investigating Burisma, the very company Hunter Biden was a board member of.
The Bidens’ perceived misconduct is at the heart of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. In July 2019, Trump allegedly withheld Ukrainian military aid in hopes their government would launch an investigation into the Biden’s over potential malpractice in their previous dealings.
Since the inception of the impeachment trial, more allegations of misconduct against Hunter Biden have been discovered. The IRS went after Hunter Biden for evading income taxes up to $112,000. It was discovered his payout of $50,000 per month was far above comparable board positions and Hunter Biden also ran interference for a corrupt Romanian business tycoon.
In Monday’s “Today Show” interview, Joe Biden argued his son did nothing wrong and that it was merely the appearance of impropriety that was drawing media attention.
“No one’s found anything wrong with [Hunter’s] dealing with Ukraine, except they say it sets a bad image,” Biden said.
Hunter Biden was overly compensated for a position he was under qualified solely because of his last name. He evaded taxes and displayed a pattern of working with corrupt actors. For Joe Biden to negate these facts when running interference for his son is preposterous.
A winning argument for Joe Biden as he continues on the 2020 campaign trail is centered around admitting his son held the Burisma board position because of his last name. Joe Biden can claim his son did nothing wrong when working on the board, however, to insert the argument that Hunter Biden received his Burisma board position because he was “a very bright guy,” will not go far with primary voters who watch the questionable practices and patterns of Hunter Biden from afar.
Per TCO, a November report from PageSix alleges Hunter Biden went to Larry Flynt’s Hustlers Club in NYC multiple times and appeared to be both drunk and high.
According to the report, one night a Hustler club worker had to be sent to purchase a sex toy that was to be used on Hunter Biden.
This is far from the first strip club allegation surrounding Hunter.
Earlier in the day, a shocking report, also from PageSix, revealed that Hunter’s baby’s mama Lunden Roberts was a stripper at a strip club he frequented in DC.
In 2017, Hunter’s ex Kathleen Biden claimed that his expenses focus on “his own travel, gifts for other women, alcohol, strip clubs, or other personal indulgences.”
Hunter allegedly blew through $122,000 in just two months while cutting down the money he sent to his wife and three daughters from $17,000/month to $7,500.
Hunter Biden spent several thousand dollars at a Manhattan strip club during a pair of visits — including one that sent a staffer scrambling to buy a sex toy so strippers could use it on him, sources told The Post on Wednesday.
Biden — who’s been dogged by a series of strip-club allegations uncovered by The Post this week — was accompanied by a woman both times he went to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club NYC in Hell’s Kitchen about a year ago, the sources said.
On each occasion, he and his companion holed up in a private room, where they ordered bottles of pricey booze and were joined by several strippers, sources said.
During one particularly wild night, workers suspected Biden — son of former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race to challenge President Donald Trump — was high, and he was warned that drugs weren’t allowed on the premises, sources said.
That same night, a worker had to be sent out to purchase a dildo so the gals could use it on Hunter, sources said.
It’s unclear if the club didn’t have a similar device on hand or if he insisted on a brand-new one fresh out of the package.