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    Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict | Fox News

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a new interview that when his son Hunter was a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while he was in office, no one informed him that it could pose a problem.

    Biden insisted again that Hunter did nothing wrong, but this time appeared to fault his staff for not cluing him in that there could be concerns about his son's involvement with the foreign company that had been under investigation while Biden was in office and dealing with Ukraine policy.

    "Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that," Biden told NPR in a story posted Monday.

    State Department official George Kent addressed this during his testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, acknowledging that he told staff members there was concern over the appearance of a conflict of interest, but that no one told the vice president because his older son Beau was suffering from what was ultimately a fatal battle with brain cancer.

    "They should have told me," Biden says now. Hunter's dealings and the elder Biden's role ousting a prosecutor looking into Burisma are being used by Trump and his supporters against the now-2020 presidential candidate, even as Trump's effort to press for an investigation into that conduct has spurred the impeachment inquiry.

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    If Biden could not see the conflict of interest himself he is way too stupid to be President.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    I had thought that there were some concerns raised over the position that his kid was taking. Though I don't think it dismisses anything Trump has done in trying to leverage this for political gains.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    When your coke head stripper impregnating son is bringing down millions a year from a Ukrainian energy company believe me you're going to be aware of it.

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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    There was actually some controversy when Hunter Biden took his position, but it was mostly Russians who saw the appointment of relatives of US officials to Ukrainian positions as proof that Ukraine's revolution was an American and Western backed coup. I remember Russian posters on another forum in an uproar over it.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by SLC View Post
    Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict | Fox News

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a new interview that when his son Hunter was a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while he was in office, no one informed him that it could pose a problem.

    Biden insisted again that Hunter did nothing wrong, but this time appeared to fault his staff for not cluing him in that there could be concerns about his son's involvement with the foreign company that had been under investigation while Biden was in office and dealing with Ukraine policy.

    "Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that," Biden told NPR in a story posted Monday.

    State Department official George Kent addressed this during his testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, acknowledging that he told staff members there was concern over the appearance of a conflict of interest, but that no one told the vice president because his older son Beau was suffering from what was ultimately a fatal battle with brain cancer.

    "They should have told me," Biden says now. Hunter's dealings and the elder Biden's role ousting a prosecutor looking into Burisma are being used by Trump and his supporters against the now-2020 presidential candidate, even as Trump's effort to press for an investigation into that conduct has spurred the impeachment inquiry.

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    If Biden could not see the conflict of interest himself he is way too stupid to be President.

    Biden meant he was unaware of the problems involving Burisma. There is not a "conflict of interest" involving the father of a person who becomes involved with an ordinary foreign corporation.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by SLC View Post

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a new interview that when his son Hunter was a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while he was in office, no one informed him that it could pose a problem.


    If Biden could not see the conflict of interest himself he is way too stupid to be President.
    For once we are in agreement. Though there has been no evidence he was involved in this alleged corruption - the conflict of interest was not a good look. There's little doubt that his position because of his contacts family and political contacts.

    But can we talk a little more about those unable to see a conflict of interest being "too stupid" to be president? Because that's the situation we have with the current president whose businesses directly benefit from his position.

    Or is it okay because he knows he's corrupt and doesn't care, So at least he's not "stupid"? I mean in this context there really is a bit to unpack here.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmiwinx View Post
    When your coke head stripper impregnating son is bringing down millions a year from a Ukrainian energy company believe me you're going to be aware of it.
    Trump boinked stripper Stormy Daniels, paid her off then lied about it. Hunter, smoked crack, boinked Arkansas-born stripper Dallas in DC, impregnated her then failed to answer a court summons revolving around paternity and child support.

    I'd say both Trump and Hunter have impugned any notions of Presidential-quality character. With regard to Trump, our electoral process in 2016 decided differently. As an aside, at least for me, Joe wears some of Hunter's stink.

    Ultimately each voter makes his or her choice on who to vote for. Given a choice between Joe and Trump, I'd vote Joe. Fortunately, in the upcoming Florida primary, I expect to have a better choice option than Joe.... and I hope Joe does not advance to the General Election.

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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Trump boinked stripper Stormy Daniels, paid her off then lied about it. Hunter, smoked crack, boinked Arkansas-born stripper Dallas in DC, impregnated her then failed to answer a court summons revolving around paternity and child support.

    I'd say both Trump and Hunter have impugned any notions of Presidential-quality character. With regard to Trump, our electoral process in 2016 decided differently. As an aside, at least for me, Joe wears some of Hunter's stink.

    Ultimately each voter makes his or her choice on who to vote for. Given a choice between Joe and Trump, I'd vote Joe. Fortunately, in the upcoming Florida primary, I expect to have a better choice option than Joe.... and I hope Joe does not advance to the General Election.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by SLC View Post
    Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict | Fox News

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a new interview that when his son Hunter was a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while he was in office, no one informed him that it could pose a problem.

    Biden insisted again that Hunter did nothing wrong, but this time appeared to fault his staff for not cluing him in that there could be concerns about his son's involvement with the foreign company that had been under investigation while Biden was in office and dealing with Ukraine policy.

    "Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that," Biden told NPR in a story posted Monday.

    State Department official George Kent addressed this during his testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, acknowledging that he told staff members there was concern over the appearance of a conflict of interest, but that no one told the vice president because his older son Beau was suffering from what was ultimately a fatal battle with brain cancer.

    "They should have told me," Biden says now. Hunter's dealings and the elder Biden's role ousting a prosecutor looking into Burisma are being used by Trump and his supporters against the now-2020 presidential candidate, even as Trump's effort to press for an investigation into that conduct has spurred the impeachment inquiry.

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    If Biden could not see the conflict of interest himself he is way too stupid to be President.
    I guess Obama's State Department didn't tell him either when they were coaching Yovanovitch on what to say about the issue when her Senate hearings were coming up, too.

    Poor Biden. "It wasn't MY fault!!!" just isn't going to fly.
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    Re: Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Trump boinked stripper Stormy Daniels, paid her off then lied about it. Hunter, smoked crack, boinked Arkansas-born stripper Dallas in DC, impregnated her then failed to answer a court summons revolving around paternity and child support.

    I'd say both Trump and Hunter have impugned any notions of Presidential-quality character. With regard to Trump, our electoral process in 2016 decided differently. As an aside, at least for me, Joe wears some of Hunter's stink.

    Ultimately each voter makes his or her choice on who to vote for. Given a choice between Joe and Trump, I'd vote Joe. Fortunately, in the upcoming Florida primary, I expect to have a better choice option than Joe.... and I hope Joe does not advance to the General Election.
    I agree. It still looks like Joe will be the nominee in all likelihood. It's unfortunate, but in the end, he is still 1000 times better than Trump, despite all the ridiculous gaffe videos of him or the sins of his son.

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