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Hunter Biden said that it was not a mistake to have a lucrative position in the Ukrainian company Burisma. Joe Biden’s son took the position while his father oversaw American policy to fight corruption in the country during the Obama-Biden administration.
“I don’t think I made a mistake in taking a place on that board. I think I made a mistake in underestimating how it would be used against me,” Hunter Biden said during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.
The statement by the U.S. president’s son refers to the monthly $50,000 that set off alarms about possible conflicts of interest, as at the time his father was serving as vice president under the Barack Obama administration.
Hunter insisted that there was nothing negative in having accepted the position and maintained that he is honest about the issue. He stressed that authorities have not found, or at least presented, findings against him. “Because I really didn’t do it. I am being as honest as I can. All I know is that not a single investigative body, not a single serious journalist that I’ve ever charged has come to the conclusion that I did anything wrong, that my father did anything wrong.”
Hunter Biden’s laptop
During the interview, he also discussed the controversial laptop mentioned in a New York Post report, in which he is implicated in corruption cases with Ukraine, and which could belong to him. “Certainly, there could be a laptop that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could have been done by Russian intelligence,” Hunter said.
In the midst of the election campaign, the case took prominence because the newspaper report revealed Hunter Biden’s relationship with Ukrainian businessmen. Such work was censored by Big Tech such as Facebook and Twitter, and the information provided in it was doubted.