Hunter Biden: Amtrak Qualified Me To Be On Ukraine Gas Company Board

Eric Scheiner | October 15, 2019
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When not keeping busy using footage from a Kentucky gun show and claiming it was a Turkish attack on Kurds, ABC News decided to track down Hunter Biden and ask him some questions.

In video released Tuesday, ABC’s Amy Robach asked the son of Joe Biden what his qualifications were to serve on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, while his father was vice-president.

Biden replied that his experience with government-run Amtrak was one qualification.

“I was vice-chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years. I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world,” Biden said.

Then it was noted that he didn’t have any extensive knowledge of natural gas or the Ukraine.

“I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the board - if not more," Biden responded.

ABC failed to ask about his qualifications to serve on the board of Amtrak, or if there was any possible nepotism in acquiring that position. But Robach did say, “In the list you gave of the reasons why you're on that board, you did not list the fact that you were the son of the vice president.”

“I think that it is impossible for me to be on any of the boards that I just mentioned without saying that I'm the son of the Vice President of the United States,” Biden said.

Hunter Biden earned $50,000 a month while on the board of Burisma Holdings, from 2014 to 2019.

At the end of the interview, Robach told viewers that Hunter "reiterated time and time again that he did not ever discuss in any detail whatsoever any of his business dealings in Ukraine and China with his father, period. He wanted that to be crystal clear."

Robach did not ask any questions about the picture President Trump previously tweeted out showing Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and a man labeled “Ukrainian gas exec” on a golf course.

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