Biden forcefully defends son's work in Ukraine

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE on Tuesday strongly defended his son’s work in Ukraine amid attacks from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, who has questioned Biden’s role in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor. 

“Look, my son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden said at the fourth Democratic primary debate in Westerville, Ohio.

“I carried out the policy of the U.S. government in rooting out corruption in Ukraine,” he continued.


Hunter Biden said Tuesday that he made an error in judgment by joining the board of directors for a Ukrainian energy company at a time when Joe Biden was the point person for the Obama administration’s policies in Ukraine. 

Some have criticized the arrangement as a conflict of interest, but there is no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.

“I never discussed a single thing with my son about Ukraine,” Biden said. “No one has indicated that I have. We’ve always kept everything separate … There’d be no potential conflict. My son made a judgement, I’m proud of what he had to say. Let’s focus on the fact of the matter that this is about Trump’s corruption. That’s what we should focus [on].”

Biden said Trump was highlighting the matter because he’s afraid of facing Biden in the general election.

“He doesn’t want me to be the candidate because he knows if I get the nomination I’ll beat him like a drum,” Biden said.

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