Friday, May 16, 2014

I did not see that coming

Abc News

Biden’s Son Gets Ukrainian Oil Company Gig

Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son Hunter Biden has joined the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest oil company at a time that the U.S. is urging Ukraine to develop energy independence from Russia and just days after the vice president visited Ukraine.
The vice president’s office and the White House rejected any suggestion that there was a conflict of interest.
“Hunter Biden is a private citizen and a lawyer,” Vice President Biden’s spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told ABC News. “The vice president does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work … does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice president or president.”
According to a press release from the oil company, Burisma Holdings, Biden will help the company manage its relationships with “international organizations,” in addition to overseeing the company’s legal unit.

Hmmm...the plot thickens.  I need to go back and re-read what I've written about this so far.


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