Hunter Biden is the son of Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States. He is a lawyer and businessman who has been involved in various ventures, including serving on the board of directors for a Ukrainian natural gas company named Burisma Holdings.
Hunter’s involvement with Burisma began in April 2014, when he was appointed to the company’s board of directors. At that time, his father, Joe Biden, was serving as Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama. Hunter’s role on the board was mainly to provide legal and strategic advice, particularly on matters related to corporate governance and transparency.
However, Hunter Biden’s involvement in Ukraine attracted significant attention and controversy due to potential conflicts of interest. Critics raised concerns that his position with Burisma could create the appearance of a conflict of interest, given that his father was heavily involved in shaping U.S. policy towards Ukraine. They also questioned whether Hunter had the necessary experience and qualifications for the role, suggesting that his appointment was an attempt by the company to gain influence with the U.S. government.
No evidence has emerged to suggest that Joe Biden acted inappropriately or used his position as Vice President to benefit his son’s work with Burisma. Investigations by multiple news organizations and government agencies, including the U.S. Senate, have not found any wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden in relation to Ukraine. However, the issue remained a political talking point and was frequently used by opponents to criticize the Biden family during the 2020 presidential campaign.