Hunter Biden broke his silence and tragically made it worse for himself. Look, you cannot defend the indefensible and this is where even the Bidens can’t win. Biden admitted taking the Burisma board seat was a swampy thing to do and in that way sunk his fathers campaign.
“I know I did nothing wrong at all. Was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a swamp in many ways? Yeah,” Hunter Biden said.
“I don’t regret being on the board. What I regret is not taking into account that there would be a Rudy Giuliani and a president of the United States that would be listening to this ridiculous conspiracy idea,” he said, before adding the allegations have been “debunked by everyone.”
Amy Robach asked Hunter Biden if he would have been out on the board if he had a different last name.
“I don’t know, probably not,” he responded and there it is. He tried to soften the blow but the damage was done.
“I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake,” Hunter Biden said.
“So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever.”
“I’m here. I’m here and I’m working and I’m living my life,” Hunter Biden retorted from his Los Angeles home. “Hiding in plain sight, I guess.”
“Did I make a mistake? Well, maybe in the grand scheme of things, yeah,” Biden said, again referring to fallout from his overseas business. “But did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not.”
“[My father] read the press reports that I’d joined the board of Burisma which was a Ukrainian natural gas company. And there’s been a lot of misinformation about me, not about my dad. Nobody buys Dad. But — by this idea that I was unqualified to be on the board,” said Biden.
Biden also said that he was on the board of Amtrack and a UN food program – two political jobs as well and dug himself a deeper hole.
“I was vice chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years,” he continued. “I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in — in the world.”
“I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the board — if not more.”
Then he took a few shots at Don Trump Jr and Eric Trump: “They’re out of a B movie. I mean, they really are,” Hunter Biden said of the Trump sons.
“This isn’t real stuff. It isn’t. It truly isn’t. That part of it, that Barnum and Bailey—you know, say anything, do anything you want, you know, I mean, like, you know, Donald Prince Humperdinck—Trump Jr. is not somebody that I really care about.” Prince Humperdinck is the villain in the movie The Princess Bride.