By Nick Baum
MONDAY – 10/14/19
Son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, announced that he will step down from his role as a board member of a private equity fund backed by Mainland China. The resignation will be effective at the end of the month. The announcement has come after pressure from President Donald Trump and other Republicans surrounding possible illegal dealings between Hunter Biden and overseas businesses, although nothing has been revealed so far.
Trump’s efforts to unearth possible activity between Hunter and Joe Biden and Ukraine have led to major controversy, as a whistleblower said that on a July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump persuaded Zelensky to investigate ties between them and Joe Biden, who was at the time and still is running for the Democratic nomination. The whistleblower said he threatened to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine if he didn’t get his way.
In addition to his announcement in stepping down from the board, Hunter Biden also pledged he will not work for any foreign owned companies nor serve on their boards if Joe Biden is elected President. According to a statement by Hunter’s attorney, “Hunter always understood that his father would be guided, entirely and unequivocally, by established U.S. policy, regardless of its effects on Hunter’s professional interests. He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States.”
Sources and Pictures: CNN, Bloomberg, New York Post