Hunter Biden has admitted creating a negative “perception” that he missed at the time after accepting a job at a Ukrainian gas company when his father Joe Biden was vice-president.
The 51-year-old’s business dealings with Burisma gave Republicans an opening to criticise President Biden, who led the Obama administration’s US-Ukrainian relations, during his election campaign. Concerns of a conflict of interest were first raised in 2015.
I know that it is hard to believe with 2020 hindsight how I could possibly have missed that,” Mr Biden told the BBC in an interview aired on Tuesday.
Mr Biden also admitted that his father’s reputation and name had played a “large part” in him being offered a role on the board of directors.