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Hunter Biden Changes Answer When Asked If He Discussed Business Dealings With Joe Biden

Hunter Biden said hes never discussed business dealings he had outside the country with his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, a contrast to what he said earlier this year.

Biden, 49, told ABC in an interview published on Oct. 15 that hes never talked about his foreign business dealings with his father, 73.

“[My father] read the press reports that Id joined the board of Burisma which was a Ukrainian natural gas company,” Biden said.

But Biden told the New Yorker in a story published on July 1 that he did speak to his father once about Burisma.

“As Hunter recalled, his father discussed Burisma with him just once: Dad said, I hope you know what you are doing, and I said, I do,'” according to the piece.

Joe biden is welcomed by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Joe biden is welcomed by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Then-Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Kyiv on Jan. 16, 2017. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Joe Biden in September denied talking to his son about business dealings in Ukraine.

In the new interview, Hunter Biden also said specifically that he didnt speak to his father about professional dealings during a flight they and Hunter Bidens daughter took to China in 2013.

Biden had told the New Yorker that he met with his business partner, Jonathan Li, who ran the Chinese private-equity fund Bohai Capital and formed BHR Partners with Biden and others. Biden was an unpaid member of the funds board. He started taking an equity stake when his father left office; he announced this week that hes leaving the company by the end of the month.

A representative for BHR told the New Yorker that Biden arranged to meet Li shortly after they landed. Li at one point met Joe Biden and shook his hand. Hunter Biden said he didnt understand the concern.

“How do I go to Beijing, halfway around the world, and not see them for a cup of coffee?”

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