Updated on 10/13/2019 at 13:43
Washington. Hunter Biden, whose professional activities in Ukraine have put his father Joe Biden's presidential campaign in trouble, broke his silence on Sunday to reduce pressure on the former vice president of the United States, one of the favorites to become the Democratic candidate in 2020.
His lawyer announced that Hunter Biden will leave on October 31 the board of a Chinese company, BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, a position that cost him continuous attacks from US President Donald Trump.RELATED
Through a statement from his lawyer, published Sunday on the Medium site, Hunter Biden broke the silence after weeks of attacks by Donald Trump, who accuses him and his father of corruption without providing any evidence.
“When Hunter dedicated himself to his professional activities, he always did so believing that he acted appropriately and in good faith. He never anticipated the barrage of false accusations against him and his father by the president of the United States, ”wrote George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden.
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In the statement, Mesires explains that: “Hunter undertook these commercial activities independently. I didn't think it was appropriate to discuss it with his father and he didn't.
George Mesires detailed the activities of Joe Biden's son in the Ukrainian company Burisma, whose board of directors he joined in 2014 and from which he resigned in April 2019.
"Despite detailed investigations, at no time did foreign or (American) police forces conclude that Hunter had committed irregularities during his five years in office," said the lawyer.
In addition, he claims that Hunter Biden invested $ 420,000 in the capital of BHR which, according to the statement, never received any compensation.