Vice President Joe Bidenís youngest son Hunter Biden has joined the board of directors of Ukraineís largest oil company at a time that the U.S. is urging Ukraine to develop energy independence from Russia and just days after the vice president visited Ukraine.
The vice presidentís office and the White House rejected any suggestion that there was a conflict of interest.
ďHunter Biden is a private citizen and a lawyer,Ē Vice President Bidenís spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told ABC News. ďThe vice president does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company.Ē
White House spokesman Jay Carney said, ďHunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work Ö does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice president or president.Ē
According to a press release from the oil company, Burisma Holdings, Biden will help the company manage its relationships with ďinternational organizations,Ē in addition to overseeing the companyís legal unit.
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