Washington Post

The Ukrainian gas tycoon and the vice president's son

Hunter Biden's decision to associate himself with an obscure Ukrainian gas company has raised an uncomfortable question the Biden campaign is struggling to explain. Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP

When then-Vice President Joe Biden's son joined the board of an obscure Ukrainian gas company half a decade ago, it was a stunning coup for its owner, a former Ukrainian minister working to remake the company's image as he faced a money-laundering investigation.

For Hunter Biden, the job came with risks: Ukraine was in the throes of political upheaval, and there was building scrutiny of former government officials profiting in the lucrative gas industry. His father was the face of the Obama administration's effort to get Ukraine to crack down on corruption...

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