By: Devika Kandelwal
September 30 2020
While Hunter Biden did make a fortune from his foreign business ventures, no evidence links his fortune to any wrongdoing on Joe Biden's part.
While Hunter Biden did make a fortune from his foreign business ventures, no evidence links his fortune to any wrongdoing on Joe Biden's part. US President Donald Trump said that Hunter Biden made millions while doing business in China, Moscow, and Russia. With this statement, he implied that Hunter got these jobs and made millions because of his father's position in the United States. While the exact sum of Hunter Biden's foreign business ventures is unclear, ethics experts had said that his dealings in those countries like Ukraine and China, at a time when his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, was fronting US policy in those countries, was problematic. However, no evidence suggests any criminal wrongdoing or corruption on Joe Biden's part. Robert Weissman, the president of the progressive watchdog group Public Citizen, told ABC News in 2019, "at absolute minimum there's a huge appearance of conflict … [Joe Biden] should have encouraged his son to not take these positions." In their 87-page report released last week, Senate Republicans concluded that Hunter Biden's overseas endeavors were "awkward" and, at times, "problematic," but stopped short of identifying any criminal activity on Hunter Biden's part or any wrongdoing on Joe Biden's part. In an interview with ABC News last year, Hunter Biden said he exercised "poor judgment," but maintained that he made no "ethical lapses" while doing business in those foreign countries.