While appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul revealed that Joe Biden faces conflict of interest questions regarding his son’s business interests in Ukraine. This week Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President Trump, considered a trip to Ukraine to look for an investigation but eventually scrapped the idea.
More on the story from the New York Times:
It was a foreign policy role Joseph R. Biden Jr. enthusiastically embraced during his vice presidency: browbeating Ukraine’s notoriously corrupt government to clean up its act. And one of his most memorable performances came on a trip to Kiev in March 2016, when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor, who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.
The pressure campaign worked. The prosecutor general, long a target of criticism from other Western nations and international lenders, was soon voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament.
Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden’s younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.
Sen. Rand Paul said to ABC:
“most Americans will be dismayed that the vice president’s son was doing this while Joe Biden was actually lobbying to have this company, you know, go free of prosecution.”
Paul Continued, “I think since the very beginning this all has been politically motivated, now both sides are doing it. I think it goes back even to the Clintons,” Paul also said. “This is why we shouldn’t have special prosecutors.”
Of all the skeletons that have came out of Joe Biden since his announcement to run for president, this could be the biggest one.