Biden's son has impressive credentials but was discharged from the Naval Reserves a few months prior to this Ukranian mess for testing positive for cocaine.
In a report highlighted by President Trump Wednesday, The New York Timesprovides new details that have emerged about Hunter Biden’s connection to a Ukrainian political corruption scandal as the government has reopened an investigation into a company which once paid Hunter as much as $50,000 a month. That company, Burisma Holdings, was being targeted by Ukraine's top prosecutor — a prosecutor Hunter's father, Vice President Joe Biden, pressured the Ukrainian government to remove.
Trump promoted the Times' report by retweeting a post by co-author Kenneth P. Vogel: "NEW: The BIDENS are entangled in a Ukrainian corruption scandal:@JoeBiden pushed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor seen as corrupt," tweeted Vogel, linking to his report. "BUT the prosecutor had opened a case into a company that was paying HUNTER BIDEN. The Bidens say they never discussed it."
In what the Times describes as one of Biden's "most memorable performances," the then-vice president went to Kiev in March 2016 and "threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko], who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite."
Biden's pressure tactic was a success; the Ukrainian Parliament soon removed Lutsenko. But, it turns out, Biden's son may have benefited significantly by his father's actions.