Facts About Hunter Biden's Overseas Business Dealings

Headline Roundup October 21st, 2020

After Twitter and Facebook censored a story from the New York Post about allegedly corrupt international dealings in Ukraine and China involving Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, the younger Biden's emails have been the subject of media scrutiny. Allegedly discovered on a laptop abandoned at a Delaware repair shop, the emails reportedly suggest Hunter Biden leveraged his connection to his father to increase his pay from Burisma, a Ukrainian energy holdings company. The Democratic presidential candidate has previously denied knowledge of his son's dealings, and declined to answer questions from the media regarding the topic, calling it a "smear campaign."

Some left- and center-rated outlets tended to concentrate on fact-checking claims published in right-rated outlets. Coverage in right-rated outlets tended to place more scrutiny on Hunter Biden, and some right-rated voices criticized left-rated outlets for purportedly ignoring the story.

Facts About Hunter Biden's Overseas Business Dealings

From the Right
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OPINION

Today’s New York Post reports that an email on a found computer indicating Joe Biden met with Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, while it employed his son. Whether or not you put a lot of faith in that particular email, the fact remains that Joe Biden does not believe that his son’s work on the board of Burisma, while he was directing the administration’s policies regarding Ukraine, represented a conflict of interest. In fact, the Democratic nominee contends Burisma was not trying to...

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From the Center
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Biden’s role at Burisma Holdings Ltd has come under intense scrutiny following unsupported accusations by U.S. President Donald Trump that Joe Biden improperly tried to help his son’s business interests in Ukraine.

Interviews with more than a dozen people, including executives and former prosecutors in Ukraine, paint a picture of a director who provided advice on legal issues, corporate finance and strategy during a five-year term on the board, which ended in April of this year.

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From the Left
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FACT CHECK

As Election Day nears, President Donald Trump and his supporters are urging greater scrutiny of Hunter Biden, the son of his opponent, Democratic nominee Joe Biden. They’re especially focusing on the younger Biden’s ties to China.

"Joe Biden must immediately release all emails, meetings, phone calls, transcripts, and records related to his involvement in his family’s business dealings and influence peddling around the world—including in CHINA!" Trump tweeted on Oct. 14. His campaign also ran an ad that said, "The question is not why Hunter Biden used his name to...

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