CNN Guest: Hunter Biden Was Clearly ‘Selling Influence,’ ‘Hard to Imagine’ Joe Wasn’t Aware

(INSET: Hunter Biden) BURLINGTON, IA - AUGUST 07: Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about White Nationalism during a campaign press conference on August 7, 2019 in Burlington, Iowa. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)
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Appearing Tuesday on CNN, Eurasia Group president and TIME Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer warned former vice president Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign has a “problem” as his son, Hunter Biden, faces increased scrutiny over his business dealings with China and Ukraine while his father was in the White House.

A partial transcript is as follows: 

IAN BREMMER: Biden does have a problem here, by the way. I mean, I have to say, $50,000 a month for Hunter Biden clearly to be selling influence, because otherwise no one would ever pay him that kind of money, for a company that frankly was pretty corrupt and has been before and has been since under investigations.

ALISYN CAMEROTA: And is that Joe Biden’s fault or problem?

BREMMER: No, but it’s hard to imagine Joe Biden wasn’t aware of it. And I expect that President Obama, if he had known about the reality of this situation, would have probably told Biden, “Get rid of this. Like, we shouldn’t have your son working in this situation.” That would have cost him something. I feel that even if Biden wasn’t aware, but Biden should have been aware that would cause an issue for him.

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