Hunter Biden Steps Down From Chinese Board Amid Scrutiny

Headline Roundup October 13th, 2019

Hunter Biden, son of former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm. In a statement from his attorney, George Mesires, the 49-year-old declared that he would vacate his post by the end of the month and also pledged to avoid any future work that might pose conflicts of interest should his father win his White House bid.

The announcement comes amid intense scrutiny over the younger Biden's business dealings in China and Ukraine, particularly from Republicans and President Donald Trump.

Hunter Biden Steps Down From Chinese Board Amid Scrutiny

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Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden will step down from a Chinese-backed private equity firm, his lawyer said in a statement posted to Medium defending the former vice president’s son’s work abroad for the first time since it has become a major issue in the 2020 presidential cycle.

Through his attorney George Mesires, the younger Biden defended his past business relationships with foreign businesses while pledging to avoid any future work that might pose conflicts of interest should his father win the White House. Miseres said that at no time has...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency.

Biden, the 49-year-old son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, revealed his plan in an internet post written by his attorney, George Mesires, who outlined a defense of the younger Biden’s work in Ukraine and China, which have come under...

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Hunter Biden is walking away from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company as part of a public pledge to disavow all foreign work if his father, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, gains the presidency in 2020.

Joe Biden’s second son made his move after a month of pushing by U.S. President Donald Trump who has publicly highlighted the perceived – and real – conflicts of interest represented by Biden’s work in Asia.

A statement released on his behalf by his legal counsel George Mesires said his relationship...

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