FLASHBACK: Biden Previously Defended Another Instance Where His Son Benefited from His Political Career

For the last few weeks we have continually heard about Hunter Biden profiting off of his father, former Vice President Joe Biden’s, political connections. Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no natural energy experience, all while his dad was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration. . .

Back in 2008, Tom Brokaw grilled Joe Biden about Hunter being hired by MBNA, a credit card company based in Delaware, right out of law school. Biden had received campaign contributions from the company before and was even working on a bill MBNA backed.

“That’s a reference to your son being hired right out of law school by a big company here in Delaware that is in the credit card business, MBNA. He got about $100,000 a year, as I recall. You received $214,000 in campaign contributions from the company and from its employees,” Brokaw said. “At the same time, you were fighting for a bankruptcy bill that MBNA really wanted to get passed through the Senate, making it much tougher for everyone to file bankruptcy.”

“Senator Obama was opposed to the bill. Among other things you couldn’t, in fact, claim that you had a problem because of big medical bills. You voted against an amendment that would call for a warning on predatory lending. You also called for — you opposed efforts to strengthen the protection of people in bankruptcy,” Brokaw explained. “This has been an issue that you’ve heard about before. Your son was working for the company at the same time.” . . .

“Absolutely not. My son graduated from Yale Law School. The starting salary in Wall Street is $140,000 a year if you want to lawyer. Options he had,” Biden replied. “He came home to work for a bank. Surprise, surprise, number one.”

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