Investor Alert

The Wall Street Journal Archives | Email alerts

Sept. 23, 2020, 9:38 a.m. EDT

Obama officials raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine, GOP-led probe confirms

Watchlist Relevance

Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist?

Just add items to create a watchlist now:

or Cancel Already have a watchlist? Log In

By Andrew Duehren and Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON — Two Obama administration officials raised concerns to the White House in 2015 about Hunter Biden serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural-gas company while his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, led U.S. policy efforts toward the country, a Senate investigation by Republicans concluded.

The GOP-led probe shows that officials working on U.S.-Ukraine relations saw Hunter Biden’s position as creating the perception of a conflict of interest with his father’s work. The findings, outlined in an 87-page report, don’t support a central accusation President Trump and other Republicans have made about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s duties in Ukraine: that he sought the removal of the country’s top prosecutor to protect the gas company, Burisma Holdings, from investigation.

“Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board cast a shadow over the work of those advancing anticorruption reforms in Ukraine,” the report says.

Both Bidens have denied wrongdoing.

An expanded version of this story appears on WSJ.com

Popular stories from WSJ

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill to Keep Government Funded Through Dec. 11

Tesla ‘Battery Day’ Spotlights Elon Musk Plan for $25,000 Electric Car

CDC Removes Guidelines Saying Coronavirus Can Spread From Tiny Air Particles

This Story has 0 Comments
Be the first to comment
More News In
Economy & Politics

Story Conversation

Commenting FAQs »
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.