Former Vice President Joe Biden's son has not only stepped down from his position on the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, but has also said he'll "forego all foreign work" if the elder Biden is elected president.
Hunter Biden spoke to ABC News about his professional life and the lies about him and his father being lobbed by Donald Trump and his family as the president faces an impeachment inquiry over a phone call in which he pressured Ukraine's leader to investigate the Bidens.
He said he had exercised "poor judgment" by getting involved in a situation that he compared to a "swamp".
"I mean, here you have Hunter Biden stepping down from a position in order to make sure, even though there's been no accusation of wrongdoing - doing something just to make sure there's not even the appearance of a conflict of interests, while, in the White House, the president of the United States is a walking conflict of interest", he said. Do I, did I do anything improper?
BIDEN: I don't know.
However, he acknowledged that he likely would not have been appointed to the board if he hadn't been the son of Joe Biden. "Is that I think that it was poor judgment because I don't believe now, when I look back on it - I know that there was - did nothing wrong at all", said Biden.
Joe Biden has called for a constitutional amendment to publicly finance elections as he unveils an ethics plan pointed at President Donald Trump.
He assures that Hunter Biden was asked in 2014 to become a member of the Board of Burisma Company, the biggest independent producer of natural gas in Ukraine.
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Hunter's attorney, George Mesires, noted that there is no evidence of wrongdoing against Hunter Biden.
The president and his allies have claimed that as vice-president the elder Biden encouraged the firing of Ukraine's top prosecutor because the prosecutor was investigating Burisma, a gas company that employed Hunter Biden.
While Byrne plans to introduce the resolution October 15, its prospects of ever being voted on by the full House are dim at best, since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are moving their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump forward as rapidly as possible. Joe Biden will take the stage on Tuesday night at the centre of 12 Democratic candidates in the first such debate since the impeachment inquiry was launched last month.
The former vice president's son also took issue with the amount of public scrutiny aimed at his business endeavors when Robach brought up the $50,000 he made per month while working for Burisma.
For his part, the President continued his attacks on Hunter Biden on Twitter earlier Sunday, saying, "Where's Hunter?"
"Because my dad was Vice President of the United States". Hunter has said the trip was for social purposes and he did not make any money from his involvement with BHR.
"We must draw attention to the Democrats' hypocrisy and demand a full investigation into the Bidens and their sketchy business dealings with China and Ukraine".
Biden's fundraising also trails his leading Democratic rivals, U.S. Sens.