In the middle of the campaign trail, Joe Biden took his younger brother, Frank, aside to issue a warning.
“For Christ’s sake, watch yourself,” Biden said to one of his brother’s potential business dealings, according to a person with knowledge of the conversation. “Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.”
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The activities of his son Hunter Biden became a major issue in the closing days of the presidential campaign. Hunter Biden owned a 10% stake in a Chinese private equity firm. A federal investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter, has invited scrutiny of just how strict a firewall he’ll keep between the White House and the Justice Department.
During the campaign, former business associate Tony Bobulinski alleged that Biden brother Jim Biden was allegedly in the know on Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
Frank Biden, a senior adviser for the Florida-based Berman Law Group, praised his brother in an ad which was for the firm printed on the day of the Inauguration.
“My brother is a model for how to go about doing this work,” Biden wrote in the ad, which was placed in the Daily Business Review.
Frank Biden denied trading on the family name in a statement to CNBC.
“I have never used my brother to obtain clients for my firm. Our firm has long been involved [with] this lawsuit. Social justice is something I have been involved in for years,” Frank stated. “I will never be employed by any lobbyist or lobbying firm.”
Frank Morgan who is a Democratic donor and lawyer, said that he had spoken with Frank Biden beginning last year about possibly giving him a position at Morgan’s firm.
“We are talking about him doing some things inside the law firm,” Morgan told Politico, adding that any position Frank took would be focused on legal issues and not lobbying. Morgan stated that Frank was a “great guy” and “I had my jet take him to the inauguration.”
Sources: The New York Post, Newsmax, and The Washington Examiner; Photo: thefederalistpapers.org