With House Republicans continuing their ongoing impeachment inquiry into allegations President Biden benefited financially from his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings, former President Trump struggled to provide evidence of corruption when pressed by Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

At a recent South Carolina town hall event, Trump made vague claims about the Bidens’ income and properties but provided no proof the current President profited from his son’s ventures. The exchange highlighted the continued partisan divide, as Democrats allege the investigation is merely political theater while Republicans insist it is a necessary probe despite no conclusive evidence produced thus far.

Trump Questioned About Biden’s “Corruption” Accusations

Former President Trump struggled to provide evidence to support his accusations of corruption against President Biden and his son Hunter when questioned at a town hall event. When asked by Fox News host Laura Ingraham for proof that President Biden financially benefited from Hunter Biden’s business dealings, Mr. Trump gave an unclear response, saying, “Well, he’s got a lot of houses all over the place.

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And he’s never been paid more than about $179,000.” However, according to public records, President Biden’s salary and income are consistent with his political positions over his career. Though no evidence has been found to support these allegations, House Speaker Mike Johnson insists the inquiry is necessary and not politically motivated. Democrats argue the impeachment is a tactic to damage President Biden’s reputation and aid Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign.

Trump’s Vague Response About Biden’s Finances

President Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of improperly benefiting financially from his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings. However, when pressed for evidence to support these claims, Trump has struggled to provide concrete details.

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Trump has alleged that Biden improperly pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter Biden to prevent a corruption probe. However, these claims have been disproven, and Trump’s attempts to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens led to his impeachment. House Republicans are still trying to impeach Biden over these debunked accusations to damage him politically and help Trump, according to Democrats.

No Evidence of Wrongdoing

After years of investigation, no evidence has emerged that Joe Biden improperly benefited from or was involved in Hunter Biden’s business dealings. James Biden, Joe’s brother, testified that Joe had no role in his business ventures and never asked him for official favors. The charges recently brought against an FBI informant who had spread rumors about the Bidens further undermine the case against them.

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While questions remain about Hunter Biden’s qualifications to serve on the Burisma board, no conclusive evidence proves that Joe Biden committed any wrongdoing. Trump and his allies have failed to substantiate accusations that Biden used his office to enrich his family, instead relying on conjecture and politically motivated speculation.

Breaking Down Biden’s Earnings Over the Years

As a senator from 1973 to 2009, Biden’s salary peaked at $169,000 in 2008. As vice president from 2009 to 2017, he earned $235,000 per year. Since becoming President in 2021, his annual salary has been $400,000. From 2017 to 2019, Biden earned over $16.5 million from book deals and paid speaking events. In his 2017 memoir Promise Me, Dad netted him a $8 million advance.

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He also frequently gave paid speeches at events hosted by institutions like Northern Illinois University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Speaking fees ranged from $100,000 to $200,000 per event.

Biden owns two homes: his primary residence in Wilmington, Delaware, and a vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, purchased for $2.7 million in 2017. The value of his real estate holdings is estimated to be worth between $4 to $8 million.

Hunter Biden’s Work With Burisma Holdings

From 2014 to 2019, Hunter Biden served on the board of directors for Burisma Holdings, the largest private natural gas producer in Ukraine. According to James Biden’s testimony, Hunter Biden had no prior experience in the energy sector but was hired “to add a layer of protection” for the company. During this time, Hunter Biden was paid approximately $50,000 per month, amounting to over $3 million over five years.

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Republicans allege that Hunter Biden’s role at Burisma was intended to influence his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, who was involved in U.S. policy toward Ukraine. However, both James and Hunter Biden have denied these claims in their testimonies. No evidence has been found to substantiate the allegations of corruption on Joe Biden’s part.

Motivations for Hiring Hunter Biden Questioned

While Hunter Biden lacked prior experience in the energy industry, his role may have been intended to provide Burisma with more visibility and connections in Washington. Board members are often selected for their political or business connections rather than direct expertise.

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The high compensation for someone without industry experience has also been scrutinized. While questions remain about the motivations behind Hunter Biden’s hiring and compensation, Joe Biden has denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

Debunking GOP Accusations Against the Bidens

Biden’s brother, James Biden, stated unequivocally in his opening testimony for the Republican-led impeachment inquiry that Biden “never had any involvement or any direct or indirect financial interest in those activities. None.” He added, “I never asked my brother to take any official action on behalf of me, my business associates, or anyone else.”

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James Biden testified that he kept his professional life separate from Biden and that Biden likely did not even know about any loans James received, except for one Biden himself provided. The impeachment inquiry appears to be little more than a politically motivated vendetta meant to undermine Biden’s presidency.

Still, No Evidence Produced of Wrongdoing by Bidens

House Republicans have yet to provide any conclusive evidence that President Biden benefitted financially from his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings. During a recent town hall event, former President Trump struggled to substantiate accusations of corruption against the Bidens when pressed for specifics.

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According to reports, Trump gave only vague responses when asked directly for proof that Biden received money from his son’s work with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. President Biden’s salary and income during his decades of public service are matters of public record.

Trump Unable to Provide Evidence of Bidens “Corruption

President Biden’s brother, James Biden, testified that President Biden had no involvement or financial interest in his business ventures. James Biden stated that he had kept his professional and personal life separate and never asked his brother to take official action on behalf of his business associates.

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The former President’s vague responses and inability to provide concrete evidence to support allegations of corruption by President Biden serve to undermine his claims. In the absence of clear evidence, his accusations appear politically motivated and risk damaging government institutions with baseless partisan attacks.

Biden is Innocent With Republicans Failing To Give Evidence

Despite continued accusations from Republicans, there remains no evidence that President Biden financially benefited from his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings. The House impeachment inquiry into Biden appears to be an overtly partisan attempt to damage the President’s reputation without substantive proof of wrongdoing.

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While Trump and other Republicans have made claims about the Bidens’ alleged corruption, their failure to provide concrete evidence reinforces the likely reality that these accusations are politically motivated rather than factually justified.