Charles Dharapak – File / APThen Vice President-elect Joe Biden, left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 6, 2009. (Charles Dharapak – File / AP)
Hunter Biden admitted in an interview that his name was “gold” to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
Biden defended his appointment as a director on Burisma’s board while his father was vice president, which has drawn scrutiny in the past, BBC News reported.
However, he acknowledged he “missed … the perception that I would create.”
“I know that it is hard to believe with 20/20 hindsight how I could possibly have missed that,” Biden said.
A report from Republican senators in September found Biden’s role with Burisma was “awkward” and “problematic,” but said there was no evidence U.S. policy toward Ukraine was influenced by his position,