In their latest rush to overturn the 2016 presidential election, Democrats inadvertently swept into their net both former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The senior Biden, who is also the sometime frontrunner for the Democrat 2020 presidential nomination, is visibly upset about this, and the junior Biden has vowed to resign his position on the board of a Chinese private equity firm.

CBS News reports:

Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president Joe Biden, will step down from the board of a Chinese private equity firm amid a “barrage of false charges” about his work, his lawyer said Sunday. The attorney also said Biden would not work on behalf of any foreign company if his father is elected president in 2020.

The announcement comes after weeks of attacks from President Trump, who has accused the Biden family of corruption for Hunter Biden’s ties to foreign companies despite no evidence of impropriety. Mr. Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens sparked the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry, which Joe Biden supports. The president also publicly called for China to investigate the Bidens.

Additionally, Hunter has pledged that should his father win the 2020 presidential election, he will not work for any foreign company nor serve on any foreign boards.

Fox News reports:

Earlier Sunday morning, Hunter Biden’s attorney George Mesires published an online statement on his client’s behalf, providing detailed explanations for Biden’s ties to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese firm BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company.

“Despite extensive scrutiny, at no time has any law enforcement agency, either domestic or foreign, alleged that Hunter engaged in wrongdoing at any point during his five-year term,” Mesires said about Hunter Biden’s work with Burisma, where Biden was a board member until April 2019.

. . . . As for BHR, Mesires claimed that Hunter Biden “has not received any compensation” for serving on the board, and “has not received any return on his investment.”

Still, Mesires stated that Hunter Biden plans to resign from BHR’s board by Oct. 31, and that if Joe Biden becomes the Democratic presidential nominee and goes on to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election, Hunter “will agree not to serve on boards of, or work on behalf of, foreign-owned companies.”

You can read the statement issued by Hunter Biden’s attorney here.

Fox News‘ Brit Hume has a quick take on it.

Others also have thoughts:

And finally, this:

Ouch.

 
 
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