Hunter Biden on Sunday insisted it was not a “mistake” to take a lucrative seat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company while his father was overseeing US policy to battle corruption in the country.
In the tearful interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the president’s son also claimed he couldn’t “remember” leaving a laptop at a Delaware repair shop — which became the center of a Post expose about his dealings with energy firm Burisma
“I don’t think I made a mistake in taking a spot on that board. I think I made a mistake in terms of underestimating the way it would be used against me,” he said of his gig while his dad was vice president.
Asked if he at least understood the bad “optics” of being on the company’s board, he said he didn’t.
Hunter Biden’s ties to Burisma became a point of controversy during his father’s presidential run.Getty Images for World Food Program