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Impeachment witnesses suggest Hunter Biden’s Ukraine ties could be conflict of interest

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November 19, 2019 | 1: 27pm

A pair of White House officials testified during the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday that Hunter Biden’s sweetheart gig on the board of directors of a Ukrainian energy giant while his father was vice president appeared to be a conflict of interest.

Under questioning from upstate New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, Lt. Col. Alexander Vidman, a National Security Council official, and Theresa Williams, a foreign policy aid to Vice President Pence, agreed that the arrangement with Burisma Holdings — which paid the younger Biden up to $50,000 a month — didn’t look good.

“Do you agree that Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma has the potential for the appearance of a conflict of interest?” Stefanik asked.

“Certainly the potential, yes,” Vindman replied, as Williams also answered “Yes.”

Stefanik then argued that President Trump did nothing wrong in asking Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch probes into Joe and Hunter Biden while withholding $391 million in military aid because the probe’s weren’t launched and the aid was eventually released.

Trump released the aid in September.

Republicans want Hunter Biden brought in for questioning, and have slammed his Burisma job.

The president also wanted Ukraine’s role in the 2016 election investigated, believing that it was Ukraine and not Russia that meddled in the election.

Vindman testified that there was no evidence to support the claim, calling it a “Russian narrative that President Putin has promoted.”

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