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Graphic shows timeline of Hunter Biden’s business activities.


Hunter Biden’s business saga

By Duncan Mil

August 28, 2023 - U.S. Republicans could open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, over ties to his son Hunter Biden’s business entanglements, when Congress reconvenes in September.

In the final presidential debate of the 2020 U.S. election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joseph Biden, moderator Kristen Welker asked Biden: “there have been questions about the work your son has done in China and for a Ukrainian energy company when you were vice president; in retrospect, was anything about those relationships inappropriate or unethical?”

“Nothing was unethical. My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China,” Biden replied.

But now, nearly three years later, Hunter has rebutted Biden’s assertions directly. In court testimony in late June, Hunter Biden acknowledged that he had been paid substantial sums in China – the first official confirmation that this was the case.

This discrepancy is creating a political headache for the White House, and Republicans insist there’s a lot more to find out.

“A lot of the things the president said about his family’s shady business dealings, we’re proving every day that they’re not true,” Republican James Comer, Chair of the Oversight and Accountability Committee, said.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives reconvenes on September 12.

PUBLISHED: 26/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images