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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:22 PM

Biden sought to avoid conflict of interest before 2008 campaign: Court records

Source: ABC News

More than a decade ago, as then-Sen. Joe Biden launched his second presidential campaign, he asked a favor of his youngest son: stop lobbying -- according to claims in a lawsuit filed at the time.

Hunter Biden had made a name for himself as a power broker in Washington for clients including Napster and St. Joseph's University, but reportedly took steps to avoid taking on work that could be construed as a conflict of interest given his politician father. The elder Biden's request that his son step away from the industry came as part of a larger effort to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, according to the lawsuit brought by brought by a former business associate of Hunter Biden.

Now, as the former vice president embarks on a third presidential bid, Hunter Biden's professional record has come under scrutiny for the very thing Joe Bidenfeared ahead of his second unsuccessful presidential bid in 2008. The glare around the appearance of a conflict of interest is particularly bright this time around, having attracted the attention of President Donald Trump.

"Biden and his son are stone cold crooked and you know it," Trump told reporters at the White House earlier this month. "His son walks out with millions of dollars – the kid knows nothing."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joe-bidens-effort-dodge-sons-conflict-interest-backfired/story?id=66371399&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_icymi_hed



SO, Joe Biden does the right thing and now tRump and his repuke henchmen are using it against him. AT THE SAME TIME the tRump offspring are making $MILLIONS through fishy deals at taxpayer expense, and daddy tRump is sending taxpayer money to his failing resorts.

WHO'S THE FUCKING CROOKS HERE?

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Reply Biden sought to avoid conflict of interest before 2008 campaign: Court records (Original post)
groundloop Oct 18 OP
Drunken Irishman Oct 19 #1
bluestarone Oct 19 #2
rpannier Oct 19 #3
elleng Oct 19 #4
No Vested Interest Oct 19 #5
pnwmom Oct 19 #6
BumRushDaShow Oct 19 #7
pnwmom Oct 19 #8
DeminPennswoods Oct 19 #9
Bayard Oct 19 #10
moose65 Oct 19 #11

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:02 AM

1. Biden is a good and honest man.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:49 AM

2. Fully agree!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 01:03 AM

3. the kid knows nothing

Sure he isn't talking about his own kids?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 01:06 AM

4. "Biden and his son are stone cold crooked and you know it," Trump told reporters,

because he knows nothing else; it's called PROJECTION.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:26 AM

5. Clearly Hunter Biden doesn't have the character his older brother had.

Surely Joe loves all his kids, but any one with more than one child recognizes that each is different from the others.

It was probably hard for Hunter to live up to his older brother's character and to the family's expectations of the each of the children.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:07 AM

6. Yes, Hunter and James screwed this up -- not Joe. Unfortunately, Joe's stuck defending

their mistakes.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:50 AM

7. Yet Biden is not in office however the one who IS in the WH

is part of a large family that is nothing but a walking talking conflict of interest that the media ignores.

(where are the exposes on the Drumpf children?)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:55 AM

8. I agree. But because of Hunter's choices Team Trump can push

the "everybody does it" narrative.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 05:45 AM

9. Agree here

The Bidens didn't do anything wrong or illegal, but this is exactly the kind of thing that spurred the resentment that lead to Trump's election. It's a perfect example of how "the swamp" works. It just doesn't sit well with many Americans.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 09:43 AM

10. I'd take the Biden's, "crookedness",

Against the tRump family mafia any time.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:08 PM

11. These people have no shame

Same old story. Democrats have to atone for even the appearance of a conflict of interest, while Republicans get to do every damn thing they please. Can you imagine what they would have done if Hillary was president and Chelsea was an unpaid “advisor”? And yet the Ivankabot 2000 gets to traipse around the globe while she does her patented hair flip and tries to get people to take her seriously. And don’t even get me started on Beavis and Butthead....

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