Joe biden said his son had done nothing wrong by serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while the former vice president served under the Obama administration. In an interview with “CBS Evening News“Presenter and Editor-in-Chief Norah O’Donnell for the 2020 presidential candidate said he did his job regardless of his son Hunter’s role with Burisma.
“I don’t tell my adult son what he can do, as long as what he’s doing is appropriate,” Biden said.
O’Donnell asked Biden if he considered the perspective of his son working for a Ukrainian company during his years in the White House. Biden claimed Hunter was already a member of the board when he took office.
“And he’s a grown man,” Biden said. “And it turns out he didn’t do anything wrong, because everyone’s been investigating.”
Hunter Biden was reportedly paid between $ 50,000 and $ 80,000 per month for several years while serving on Burisma’s board of directors. O’Donnell asked the former Delaware senator about Hunter’s claim that the only thing his father told him about work was, “I hope you know what you’re doing.”
“What I meant by that is I hope you’ve given it some thought,” Biden said. “I hope you know exactly what you are doing here. That’s all I wanted to say. Nothing more because I never discussed my business or their business, my sons or my business. girl. And I never discussed them because they know where I have to do my job and that’s it and they have to make their own judgments. “
In response to President Trump’s continued calls to investigate his son further for his work with the company, Biden rose to his own challenge.
“Mr. President, release your tax returns. Let’s see how straight you are, okay, old man? Biden said. “I turned 21 to myself. So show us your tax returns, mate. What are you hiding? Do you want to fight corruption? Start acting like this. Release your tax returns or Shut up.”