In the wake of a joint report by the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Hunter Biden came under new scrutiny for his financial ties to international entities.
As the Washington Examiner argued in a recent editorial, however, evidence of potential profiteering off of the family’s political connections extends beyond former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
“An international financial web”
The Democratic presidential nominee’s brother, James, and sister-in-law, Sara, are also implicated in apparently shady foreign deals.
According to the Examiner, the couple established “an international financial web,” which Politico identified as “Biden Inc.” in an article published last year.
“Interviews, court records, government filings and news reports, however, reveal that some members of the Biden family have consistently mixed business and politics over nearly half a century, moving from one business to the next as Joe’s stature in Washington grew,” Politico wrote at the time.
The recent Senate report appears to bolster those earlier reports, though it is Hunter Biden who is featured most prominently.
Much of that information hinged on earlier revelations regarding the younger Biden’s position on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm at the center of corruption allegations.
“At least questionable”
Considering this lucrative position came during his father’s term as vice president and the Obama administration’s point man on Ukrainian diplomacy, the situation has raised serious concerns regarding, at the minimum, an apparent conflict of interest.
Among the report’s other notable points is Hunter Biden’s connections to Chinese-controlled entities.
On one occasion, he apparently flew aboard Air Force Two along with his father on a trip to China. While it is unclear whether he served any legitimate diplomatic role, the Examiner explained that he came out of the experience with a stake in a deal worth an estimated $1.5 billion.
Furthermore, the report cited Biden’s link to “corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs, the wife of Moscow’s former mayor, and a Kazakh power player,” the outlet noted.
While the Examiner acknowledged that the “legality of these dealing is at least questionable,” there seems to be at least sufficient cause for his father to face some tough questions about them.