President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is on a national book tour to promote his memoir Beautiful Things released earlier this week. When Hunter’s not blaming drugs for his “I don’t remember” answers, he gives some very bizarre insight into the world of the Bidens.
Hunter’s involvement with the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings was front and center of much discussion on Joe Biden’s campaign trail. Hunter was given a position on the board for an ungodly huge salary. Hunter and his father maintained he was offered the position, not because of Joe’s powerful global status as vice president of the United States, but because the former drug addict was right for the job, despite having zero experience in energy.
Joe Biden vehemently denied having had any involvement in his son’s business affairs, even though he once bragged about getting a top Ukrainian Prosecutor fired. The prosecutor was investigating corruption with Burisma; that is, until Biden helped get him ousted to save his son’s job. His son’s job he “never” discussed with him.
Not shockingly, Hunter Biden is admitting that his position did indeed serve a political purpose for his then-vice president father. Hunter’s work with Burisma was, in fact, an asset in U.S. efforts to pressure Russia.
In his memoir, the younger Biden writes that Burisma served as a “bulwark” against Russian efforts to control Ukrainian natural gas reserves. He also added his family name aided the United States in this regard. Directly put, Hunter writes “to put it more bluntly: having a Biden on Burisma’s board was a loud and unmistakable f*** you to Putin.”
In an interview with the BBC, Hunter doubled down on the exact thing he and his father have been denying for years. Hunter said he thought Burisma “saw my name as gold” when they hired him in 2014.
“The reason they did was this: right at that time, the Russians had invaded and taken Crimea, and they were after the natural resources” Biden told the BBC. “And I know that Burisma wanted to do one thing: They wanted to create a bulwark against that Russian aggression, they knew they had to expand internationally and into other sectors to diversify and protect themselves” he added.
“The Biden name is synonymous with democracy and transparency, and that’s why I said it was gold to them,” Hunter said.