Hunter Biden’s dubious business dealings raise specter of a ‘compromised’ president
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden was asked about Hunter Biden, son of Obama’s former chief of staff and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
“Have you read the transcript of the call between Joe and his brother?” Biden was asked.
“Yeah. And I read a few things into it,” Biden answered. “But, of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion.”
The interview, conducted on Thursday by CNN’s Jake Tapper, was a stark reminder of the lingering questions about the president’s ties to Hunter and how potential conflicts of interest are not only a concern for his family but also his candidacy.
Here’s the transcript:
TAPPER: First, a brief recap. Did your family ever pay anything or do anything for a man named Devon Archer?
BIDEN: Oh, yeah. And my father’s been in the Senate for decades.
BIDEN: Yeah. And, you know, in fact, this is, I read about it on the internet. He just got into his old Senate office, right where he would meet with senators and their staffs, at the White House. And his first week, he got a call from Hunter saying, I’m sorry but I need to be home. I’m really worried about my dad. And, you know, so the next week, the next two weeks. He was calling his brother, he was calling all over Connecticut. And he didn’t know what to do. He didn’t know what to say. And he called me.
And I was, like, what do I say? But it was a very, very tough week, by the way. My father called me. My father called the White House on several occasions. He was very upset. And he was very concerned. And at the end of the week, he called me and said, you know, the president is doing all he can and they’re going to figure it out. They’re going to make it right. And I