Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son has announced that he will resign from his position as a board director this month from a Chinese investment company. His decision comes after he has been facing increasing questions about his work. On Sunday, his lawyer said that he has promised not to do any work for foreign firms if his father, Joe Biden, is elected president.
The lawyer’s statement emphasized how Hunter Biden’s foreign work has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, raising questions about whether Joe Biden failed to understand the potential for a conflict of interest with his son’s work and setting in motion a chain of events that have led to an impeachment inquiry about President Donald Trump.
The declaration comes as President Donald Trump continues to criticize Bidens amid a House impeachment inquiry into his attempts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the former vice president during a July 25 phone call. The case is based on a whistleblower complaint at the center of Democrats’ investigation.
An impeachment inquiry has been launched by democrats to determine whether Trump withheld military aid and a White House meeting with the Ukrainian president in a quid pro quo effort to get Ukraine to find dirt on a political opponent.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, said in the Sunday statement that his client has been the subject of allegations that bear “little resemblance to the public record.”
“Hunter makes the following commitment: Under a Biden Administration, Hunter will readily comply with any and all guidelines or standards a President Biden may issue to address purported conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such conflicts, including any restrictions related to overseas business interests,” Mesires said. “In any event, Hunter will agree not to serve on boards of, or work on behalf of, foreign-owned companies.”
By Oct. 31, Biden “intends to resign” from the Chinese company’s board of directors said Mesires but did not say whether Biden would sell his stake in a Chinese private equity fund called Bohai Harvest RST Partners, or BHR.
According to Trump, Hunter Biden “walks out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund, and the biggest funds in the world can’t get money out of China, and he’s there for one quick meeting and he flies in on Air Force Two. I think that’s a horrible thing.”