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Biden Says His Son's Ukraine Business Dealings Weren't a 'Conflict of Interest' While He Was VP

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said his son’s work for an energy company in Ukraine while he was serving as former President Obama’s vice president was “not a conflict of interest.”

Hunter Biden was reportedly paid $50,000 per month for serving on the board of directors of Burisma Holdings in Ukraine.

“There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest in Ukraine or anywhere else, period. I’m not going to respond to that. Let’s focus on the problem – focus on this man, what he’s doing, that no president has ever done, no president,” Biden said in Los Angeles on Friday.

Biden said Trump mentioned him and his son during the call with the Ukrainian president because he “doesn’t want to run against me.”