During an interview broadcast this Tuesday, April 6 by the BBC, Hunter biden, the son of the president of the United States, admitted that his name had earned him a controversial job: a place on the board of directors of the Ukrainian gas group Burisma. This appointment, criticized by Donald Trump, is at the center of the latter’s first impeachment process.
“I think they saw that my name was worth gold to them”, confided the son of Joe Biden, during an interview with the radio program of the BBC “Today”, broadcast on the occasion of the launch of his autobiography “Beautiful things”.
The 51-year-old lawyer clarified that the Ukrainian group aimed to diversify internationally and “in other sectors, in order to protect” against Moscow, following the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
“The name Biden means transparency”
Hunter Biden, however, claims that he has no I never used family connections to try to influence American foreign policy. “I limited 100% what I did for them to my role on the board of directors. The name Biden is synonymous with democracy and transparency, and that’s why I said it was worth gold to them, “he said.
No specific experience in the European energy sectorJoe Biden’s son was appointed to the Burisma board of directors in 2014, when his father was the vice president of Barack Obama. Until his departure in April 2019, he would have been paid $ 50,000 per month, according to Republicans.
His seat had been in the center of the first historical indictment procedure against Donald Trump, in 2019. Democrats accused him of having abused his presidential function, pressuring Ukraine to investigate the business activities of Joe Biden and his son. Acquitted early 2020, the billionaire had regularly spoken out on suspicions of “corruption”, never proven, against Biden.
A parliamentary inquiry was carried out
Following a parliamentary inquiry, several Republican senators concluded, in September 2020, that Joe Biden’s son’s relationship with Burisma was “shameful” for the US government.. However, this investigation had not shown that his father could have influenced American foreign policy in any way, or acted to help his son. However, in his book “Beautiful Things”, published by Gallery Books, Hunter Biden assured that he would reject this mandate, if he had to do it again. The book will be available in French, by Albin Michel, at the beginning of the next school year.