Biden Explodes When Reporter Asks Simple Question About Ukraine Business Dealings
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For someone who has been in politics for several decades, former Vice President Joe Biden can't seem to answer simple questions from the media. On Friday, the 2020 Democratic candidate had a meltdown when a reporter asked him about his son's corrupt business dealings in Ukraine.
The explosion from Biden came at a campaign event in Los Angeles, California when he was asked if his son, Hunter Biden, had posed a conflict of interest when he served on the board of directors for Burisma Holdings.
“It’s not a conflict of interest,” Biden snapped. “There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest, from Ukraine or anywhere else, period. I’m not going to respond to that.”
WATCH: Joe Biden explodes when a reporter asks a very simple question:— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 4, 2019
"How was your role as Vice President in charge of policy in Ukraine and your son's job in Ukraine, how is that not a conflict of interest?"
Biden: "I'm not going to respond to that!"
What is he hiding? pic.twitter.com/jbycKLARhE
Check out what Breitbart reported in relation to the Biden's shady business dealings in Ukraine:
The question regarding the potential conflict of interest came only hours after the newly appointed Ukrainian Prosecutor General announced he was reviewing allegations of criminal conduct against Burisma.
Hunter Biden joined the company’s board of directors in April 2014, despitehaving no prior background in either the energy industry or Ukraine. As Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, detailed in his book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friend, Hunter Biden secured the position, which paid as much as $83,000 per month, around the same time his father was tapped to lead the Obama administration’s policy in Ukraine.
The timing of Hunter Biden’s ascension to Burisma’s board immediately raised questions from ethics watchdogs in both the U.S. and Europe concerning conflicts of interest. Adding to the ethical cloud over that appointment was that Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s founder, had his assets seized in the United Kingdom for suspicion of money laundering. Many have speculated Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board was an attempt by Zlochevsky to curry favor with western leaders to prevent further scrutiny of his business dealings.
This isn't the only time where Biden snapped at a reporter for asking him a valid question. Back in September, Biden lost it when he was confronted by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy who asked him about his questionable behavior with Ukraine in the past.
Doocy started by asking Biden if he abused his power as Vice President by firing a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his son.
"Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?" Doocy question.
This simple question set off a nerve in Biden.
"I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings," Biden said. "And here's what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that’s what happened, that appears to be what happened, you should be looking at Trump."
"Everybody looked at this, and everybody's looked at it and said there’s nothing there," Biden added. "Ask the right questions!"
Joe Biden on his Ukraine scandal: “Why's [Trump] on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate [them]?”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 21, 2019
Biden in 2016 on what he told Ukraine: “I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money’” pic.twitter.com/IjNgweVH67
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