Hunter Biden’s exorbitant salary from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings had nothing to do with his father being vice president of the United States, they both claim. He was simply lucky to be paid an $83,333 a month salary to sit on Burisma’s board, despite having zero background or experience in the field.
Right. Only two months after Joe Biden left office and the second-highest position in the world, Hunter’s salary was cut in half. The New York Post reports “the Ukrainian energy company that was paying President Biden’s son Hunter $1 million a year cut his monthly compensation in half two months after his father ceased to be vice president.”
Telling emails were found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop. One email to Hunter Biden March 19, 2017, from Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi asks Hunter to sign a new director’s agreement referring to the decreased salary:
“We are very much interested in working closely together, and the remuneration is still the highest in the company and higher than the standard director’s monthly fees. I am sure you will find it both fair and reasonable” the email stated. The Burisma invoices then were reduced to $41,500.
The Post states no reason is given for the decrease in salary in the correspondence. When comparing salary with dates, the only thing that changes is the position of his father, Joe Biden, “In 2016, Hunter’s total income from Burisma was $999,996. In 2017 it dropped to %665,000, and then $498,000 in 2018.”
Hunter’s salivating salary ended when he “resigned from the Burisma board in April 2019, according to his lawyer George Mesires, after controversial business dealings dogged his father’s presidential campaign” the Post reports.
The invoices and emails referring to Hunter’s salary “Were among thousands of documents on the water-damaged Macbook Hunter left at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 and then failed to pick up or pay the repair bill for.”