(RightWing.org) – Joe Biden is trying to avoid discussing his son’s complex business deals as the election campaign enters its final days – and this issue is nothing new, it’s plagued him for a long time. In 2008, when Biden was Barack Obama’s running mate, the Obama campaign was forced to defend Biden against allegations he’d pushed a bill that helped a major bank – which, coincidentally, Hunter Biden worked for at the time.
Hunter Biden was cashing in on his dad’s political connections as far back as the 2000s when he was collecting checks from MBNA as his dad was backing in credit card legislation. The idea this Ukraine/China business is out of character and not believable is bizarre.
— James Morrow (@pwafork) October 19, 2020
From 2001 to 2005, Hunter was a consultant for MBNA, a major player in the credit card industry – and, at the time, the largest employer in Delaware, where Biden was the senior US senator. In 2005, MBNA backed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, a bill that made it more difficult for individuals to declare bankruptcy and write off their credit card debt, and Biden – unlike most Democratic senators – was a vocal supporter of the bill. Consumer advocate Travis Plunkett claimed Biden’s support gave the bill “a veneer of bipartisanship” that helped bring other Democrats on board.
Hunter Biden was paid a $100,000 annual retainer for his work for MBNA. Employees of the bank also donated over $214,000 to Joe Biden’s election campaign. However, according to the Obama campaign, Biden was “not influenced” by this cash.
This current contentious Presidential race is fueled by accusations of corruption. Some from as far back as the Obama administration. Who all, including Barack Obama, will need to defend their prior actions? This is a developing story. Stay tuned.
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