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Hunter Biden claimed in a new interview Monday that he has never given his father money from any of his business ventures “directly or indirectly.”
The first son, and oldest living child of President Biden, made the claim to “CBS This Morning” anchor Anthony Mason after being asked directly if he had ever paid his father — amid scrutiny about his own business dealings.
“No, no nothing,” the younger Biden, 51, adamantly told the network.
Pressed further, Biden said he had not paid his father ever.
“Not a nickel, directly or indirectly,” he said, “Not a nickel, ever, 100 percent, no, never.”
Biden conducted the interview in a rare media appearance while promoting his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” out Tuesday, April 6 from Gallery Books.
The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the matter.
In the final months of the heated 2020 presidential race, The Post revealed a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that raised questions about his then-candidate father’s ties to his son’s foreign business ventures, including Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company linked to corruption.
Hunter’s seat on Burisma’s board earned him accusations of profiting off his father’s then-vice presidential status by earning tens of thousands of dollars per month to sit on a board for a corrupt company in an industry in which he had no prior experience.
Last September, Senate Republicans revealed through the findings of their investigation into the younger Biden’s overseas business dealings that at the time, the Obama administration ignored “glaring warning signs” about his appointment to the board.
His position with the reportedly corrupt energy company — which paid him “as much as $50,000 per month” — “created an immediate potential conflict of interest” because his father was involved in US policy toward Ukraine, the report stated.
In addition to his Ukrainian connections, other emails on the computer showed Hunter discussing potential business deals with China’s largest private energy company.
One deal seemed to spark considerable interest with the future first son, who called it “interesting for me and my family.”
One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line “Expectations,” included details of “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.
Biden was identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” an apparent reference to the former Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.
His pay was pegged at “850” and the email also noted that “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.”
In addition, the email outlined a “provisional agreement” under which 80 percent of the “equity,” or shares in the new company, would be split equally among four people whose initials correspond to the sender and three recipients, with “H” apparently referring to Biden.
The deal also listed “10 Jim” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
Neither Jim nor the “big guy” was identified further.
A former Hunter Biden business partner who was a recipient of the email in question later confirmed that “the big guy” was referring to Joe Biden.
Both President Biden and his son have continued to deny any wrongdoing.
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