The son of US President Joe Biden, Hunter, said in his memoirs that he would not work for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, of which he was a member of the board of directors, and stressed that from an ethical point of view he did nothing wrong in his position, the American media published extracts from the book.
“The episode that led to the impeachment of the president and put me in the middle of the biggest political fiction is most notable for its epic banality,” wrote Hunter Biden in Beautiful Things, coming out 6 April. An excerpt from the memoirs is quoted by the New York Times.
“I have not done anything unethical, and I have never been accused of violations,” said Biden’s son.
At the same time, he also stressed, as the Associated Press reports, that in the “current political climate”, it is not so important whether he would take this position or not. According to Hunter Biden, he “would have been attacked anyway,” since the main target of the attacks was his father.
The son of the current president did not take into account, the agency notes, that in 2014 when he joined the board of directors of Burisma, Donald Trump will become the United States leader after some time.
“Knowing all this now: no, I would not do it again. I would not become a member of the Burisma board of directors. Trump would have to look elsewhere to find a suitable way to divert attention from his actions, for which he was impeached,” – writes Biden in the book.
Biden’s son Hunter worked as an advisor to Burisma’s management, earning up to $ 50,000 a month for this. Supporters of former US President Donald Trump suspect that Biden Jr. used his father for lobbying work. Also, they suspect Biden Sr. of pressure on the Ukrainian authorities to dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who led the investigation against Burisma. Joe Biden denies all of this.