Former Vice President Joe Biden excused himself from possible conflicts that might have arisen when his son Hunter was appointed to the board of the Ukrainian company Burisma, saying that no one warned him.
“Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that,” Biden said. He added, “They should have told me.”” Biden told NPR in a Dec. 9 article.
So Obama’s former vice president seems to be holding members of his office accountable for the event, adding, “You should have told me,” in the same interview.
However, the former vice president’s statements do not correspond to the version of George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, who said he told staff members that there was concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest over Hunter Biden’s contract with the Ukrainian company Burisma, according to Fox News.
Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, served on the board of Burisma Holdings of Ukraine while his father served as Obama’s vice president.
The company was investigated for money laundering in Ukraine.
Former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin gave details of the interference of Joe Biden in Ukraine, for defending his son Hunter in the case of the confiscation of the assets of Burisma, the company in which he worked.
Also, according to the former prosecutor’s statements, his resignation was requested by Joe Biden, as Shokin told One America News (AON).
An investigation was recently opened against Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, for “theft of government funds on a large scale,” according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Ruslan Ryaboshapka.
In addition, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) said, “Vice President Joe Biden’s son was receiving payment for his services with money raised through criminal means and money laundering.”