CBS, NBC Yawn at Latest on Hunter Biden's Business Dealings in Ukraine

NewsBusters | 7/2/2019 | Staff
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Once again, only ABC bothered covering the latest details on the potentially shady financial dealings of Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter. CBS and NBC on Monday night and Tuesday morning skipped the implications for the Democratic front-runner and the embarrassing details about the younger Biden’s activities.

Good Morning America looked into the latest details, coming from a New Yorker story, but reporter Linsey Davis mostly focused on Hunter Biden’s struggles with drug addiction. However, she briefly explained, “There's the matter of Hunter Biden's business dealings, allegations he leveraged his father's name to win business in Ukraine and China where Hunter accompanied his father on an official trip in 2013.”

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She attempted to dismiss the controversy: “As for those overseas business dealings, Hunter Biden denies claims there was anything unethical and there has been no evidence that Joe Biden used his influence to help his son.”

New Yorker writer Adam Enous went into greater detail.

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Vice-President Biden was playing a central role in overseeing U.S. policy in Ukraine, and took the lead in calling on Kiev to fight rampant corruption. On May 13, 2014, after Hunter’s role on the Burisma board was reported in the news, Jen Psaki, a State Department spokesperson, said that the State Department was not concerned about perceived conflicts of interest, because Hunter was a “private citizen.” Hunter told Burisma’s management and other board members that he would not be involved in any matters that were connected to the U.S. government or to his father. Kwaśniewski told me, “We never discussed how the Vice-President can help us. Frankly speaking, we didn’t need such help.”

Several former officials in the Obama Administration and at the State Department insisted that Hunter’s role at Burisma had no effect on his father’s policies in Ukraine, but said that, nevertheless, Hunter should not...
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