Skip to comments.Biden: ‘Nobody warned me’ about Hunter and Ukraine because Beau was dying
Posted on 12/07/2019 11:27:10 PM PST by conservative98
Joe Biden asserted that he never heard worries that his son Hunter Biden's role on a Ukrainian gas company could create a conflict of interest.
"Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest," Biden said Friday in an interview with NPR. "I never, never heard that once at all."
Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, while his father was vice president and working on Ukrainian policy. President Trump asked the Ukrainian president this year to investigate the Bidens, prompting Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump.
George Kent, a top State Department official, testified during impeachment hearings in November that he raised conflict of interest concerns after he learned Hunter Biden was on Burisma's board.
In February 2015, I raised my concern that Hunter Bidens status as a board member could create the perception of a conflict of interest, Kent said. Let me be clear, I did not witness any effort by any U.S. official to shield Burisma from scrutiny."
Joe Biden told NPR that if Kent raised the issue with his staff, they did not tell him about it likely because his late son Beau Biden was battling cancer.
"Well, my son was dying so I guess that's why he said it, because my son was on his deathbed. But that that's not the reason why they should have told me," Biden said.
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Once again exploiting a family tragedy.
Oh, brother. Joe has no shame.
If someone had to tell him, he’s a damned idiot. Since not even Maxine Waters is that stupid, it means quid pro quo Joe is lying.
Trump will pick that rationale apart. So would Bernie. So NO communication between staff and a sitting V.P. could take place because "Beau was dying"? This took place for long before and after his death. Ridiculous and weak.
Kent is saying he was unaware that Joe withheld the billion in aid for Ukraine unless their Attorney General, investigating Burisma, was fired.
Hunter worked for Burisma from 2014-2019. Beau died in 2015. Mafioso Quid Pro Quo Joe must have been living in a bubble the four years after his son’s death.
“Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest,” ... “I never, never heard that once at all.”
Bidens been in office plenty long enough to know perfectly well from the beginning there was a conflict of interest without anyone telling him.....and this long before his son was on his deathbed. He’s been so accustomed to gaming the system for personal gain, covering it up, and all that relates to a corrupt politician that like the crimminal he is he believed he was beyond finding out.
We’ve reached levels of stupid previously thought impossible.
If nobody told him, then how would he know why?
Has he claimed the classic “no controlling legal authority” defense yet?
It’s all of us that can’t comprehend. The VP does not have any resources to know what is going on. Joe obviously thinks we are all stupid.
“Nobody warned me that it might have been illegal for Burisma to pay me a bribe through my son!”
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