If you want to see an example of why citizens on both sides of the aisle are cynical about politicians, then look no further than Hunter Biden and Rudy Giuliani, both of whom proved how the power of their names help them to make money.
Hunter Biden is, of course, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, on whom President Trumpelthinskin was so eager to dig up dirt. The reason that Trumpelthinskin tried to pressure Ukraine is that Hunter Biden sat on the Board of Directors for Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian holding company for a group of energy exploration and production companies that needed some help.1
Hunter Biden made $50,000 per month for sitting on the Board, or about $600,000 per year. Nice work if you can get it.
In an interview with ABC News (supra), Hunter Biden admits that he wouldn’t have been asked to sit on that Board if he hadn’t already sat on other Boards — including the Board of Amtrak2 — if his last name wasn’t Biden.
Rudy Giuliani was paid almost the same amount as Hunter Biden — $500,000 for the year — for providing “legal and other consulting services”3 to a company founded by Lev Parnas, one of the two Ukrainian businessmen who have now been arrested in connection with their efforts to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden in Ukraine.4
Is it any wonder that hardworking Americans are cynical about the work of connected politicians and their families.
Hunter Biden now concedes that it probably didn’t look good to be accepting this work, or the work he did for CEFC China Energy.5
Again, no shit Sherlock.
It’s not a good smelling scenario, but it’s not illegal, and it pales in comparison to the crimes that President Trumpelthinskin commits just about every day of the week.