White House accuses House GOP of planning frivolous probe of Hunter Biden’s money-making schemes Hunter Biden is the third son of the US Vice-President and the former Obama administration ‘toughest commander in chief in history’ MORE, and his younger brother Beau is already in the White House, according to two sources. Hunter Biden is being paid $50,000 a month for his role on the board of Ukraine, the sources said, while Beau Biden is a vice president of a health care company whose clients include U.S. taxpayers.
The Bidens have been dogged by unsubstantiated reports that they profited from their roles at the Ukrainian energy giant Burisma.
The elder Biden has been dogged by his son’s work on Burisma and other controversial foreign policy positions in the Obama administration.
But the new report adds to an avalanche of criticism levelled at Hunter Biden from Democrats and independent watchdog groups, as well as the White House.
He has been described as “the king of corruption” in a Washington Post report. And Trump’s son-in-law was forced to resign his position as a director of energy firm Burisma in October after the report.
The elder Biden joined the board of Burisma earlier this year in part because he was seeking to expand his own business holdings, according to reports.
A person familiar with the matter told the Post that Hunter Biden “is not just a random board member, but one of the key directors” at the Ukrainian energy giant.
The person familiar with the matter said Hunter Biden has been receiving “substantial” payments from a Ukrainian energy company, although he said he could not specify the amount.
The news comes as Senate Democrats prepare to move forward with their impeachment inquiry that could lead to Trump’s removal from office.
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono Mazie Keiko HironoManchin defends Supreme Court candidate Barrett: ‘It’s awful to bring in religion’ Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court Democrats unveil plan declaring racism a public health issue MORE (D-Hawaii) has pushed for the impeachment inquiry to be conducted in a way that respects the separation of powers.
In addition to Hirono, House lawmakers are eyeing former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski Corey R. LewandowskiHow Trump can win reelection: Focus on Democrats, not himself Trump Jr. distances from Bannon group, says he attended’single’ event Bannon,