House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are ramming ahead with an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a phone call he had back in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
But former Vice President Joe Biden’s shady connection to Ukraine is far more troubling than anything Democrats claim Trump said on the phone call.
And Biden’s son, Hunter, just made a bombshell statement that could ruin his father’s presidential campaign.
During an interview that aired Tuesday morning on ABC News, Hunter Biden was asked why he left the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm, in April. He was also asked about the allegations that his father abused his power while serving as VP to help him secure shady business deals in Ukraine.
But Hunter Biden’s most explosive admission came by total accident: he did talk to his father about the Ukraine deal, which Joe Biden has denied.
“I think it’s pretty obvious why,” Biden answered when asked why he resigned.
“I regret not taking into account that would be a Rudy Giuliani and a president of the United States that would be listening to this ridiculous conspiracy idea,” Biden added, blaming others for his problems.
“In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part,” Hunter Biden concedes. “I didn’t have any discussions with my father… other than that brief exchange that we had” where the former VP told him: “I hope you know what you’re doing.”
“In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part,” Hunter Biden concedes. “I didn't have any discussions with my father… other than that brief exchange that we had” where the former VP told him: “I hope you know what you’re doing” pic.twitter.com/JVFlGdVC18
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 15, 2019
The “conspiracy idea” that Hunter Biden is referring to is the argument that he only received the position on the board because his father was serving as the vice president and had the power to play a role in whether the U.S. would give financial assistance to Ukraine.
Beyond that, the biggest revelation from the interview is that Hunter Biden actually admitted he spoke to his father about his business deal.
That has been something Joe Biden and his campaign denied for many months.
Late last month, a newly resurfaced photograph kicked the Biden-Ukraine scandal into overdrive.
The photo shows Joe and Hunter Biden golfing with a board member of Burisma Holdings natural gas company.
The former VP has claimed countless times that he didn’t know anything about his son’s overseas dealings and that they had never talked about them.
Yet this photo literally shows Joe Biden golfing with his son and Devon Archer, a Burisma board member who worked with Hunter Biden when he was a Burisma employee.
A source told Fox News that the photo was taken in August 2014, months after Archer and the younger Biden both joined the board.
Check out the photo below. Archer is the gentleman on the far left, with Joe and Hunter Biden on the far right. It’s unclear who the fourth man is wearing a white shirt.
Joe Biden: “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings”
So let me get this straight:
We're supposed to believe that when Joe & Hunter Biden were on the golf course with a fellow Burisma board member in 2014, they didn't talk?
Investigate the Bidens!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 1, 2019
The revelation may spell trouble for Biden’s 2020 campaign.
Biden claimed that he had “never spoken” to his son regarding his “overseas business dealings” and that “Trump deserves to be investigated.”
“I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump,” Biden said.
The former vice president forgot, however, that Hunter had told the New Yorker in July the pair had discussed his dealings in Ukraine once before.
“Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do,’” the younger Biden told the publication.
Below is a segment from Fox New host Tucker Carlson, who detailed the photo and its importance.
Tucker Carlson revealed tonight a picture from 2014 of Joe Biden—then Vice President— playing golf w/his son and his son's business partner of the Ukrainian gas company who was paying him 50K a month.
Biden said he NEVER discussed business w/ his son.pic.twitter.com/DH0oRExJmu
— Giovanni Cavalcanti (@giovannicavett) October 1, 2019
Biden is currently engulfed in two major scandals involving allegations that he abused his power as vice president to help his son, Hunter Biden, broker two major deals with China and Ukraine.
Here’s more on the Biden-China scandal:
The Biden billion-dollar China deal occurred as follows. In 2013, Hunter Biden was managing partner in the private equity firm Rosemont Seneca Partners. The Chinese funds were managed by Rosemont Seneca Bohai, which did not involve Chris Heinz.
In December of that year, Vice President Biden and his son Hunter flew aboard Air Force Two to China.
Ten days after the trip, a subsidiary of the Bank of China named Bohai Capital signed an exclusive deal with Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz’s Rosemont to form a $1 billion joint-investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST. The deal was later increased to $1.5 billion.
“The Chinese government was literally funding a business that they co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers,” writes Schweizer in Secret Empires.
Here’s the best part:
This is your daily reminder that 10 days after he returned from a state visit to China on Air Force Two, Hunter Biden secured a $1.5 billion private equity deal from the Chinese Government
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 26, 2019
Biden’s Ukraine scandal was kicked into overdrive recently.
Essentially, the allegations are that Hunter allegedly profited financially from his father’s time as vice president.
The details emerged as the Ukrainian government recently reopened an investigation into a company which once paid Hunter Biden roughly $50,000 a month.
That company, Burisma Holdings, is being probed by Ukraine’s top prosecutor.
Joe Biden allegedly pressured and tried to intimidate the Ukrainian government to remove the prosecutor from the case, and his plan actually worked.
Biden, who was still serving as the vice president, went to Kiev in March 2016 and “threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko], who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.”
Biden’s plan worked, and the Ukrainian Parliament removed Lutsenko as the prosecutor on the case.
However, it looks like Hunter Biden still benefited significantly from his father’s actions.
If Biden used his power as VP to pressure Ukraine into removing the prosecutor who was investigating a shady deal involving his son, that would be catastrophic and maybe even illegal.