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Should Hunter Biden’s actions compromise Joe Biden’s presidential campaign?
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Hunter Biden's relationships with Ukraine sacrifice national integrity

Biden sits on the board of a major Ukrainian company, which could compromise sensitive information.
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"Biden joined the board of Burisma Holdings owned by Ukrainian oligarch and former politician Mykola Zlochevsky, who was facing a money laundering investigation just after the Ukrainian revolution in April 2014.[3][29][30][31] Biden was hired to help Burisma with corporate governance best practices, while still an attorney with Boies Schiller Flexner, and a consulting firm in which Biden is a partner was also retained by Burisma.[32][33][34] Christopher Heinz, John Kerry's stepson, opposed his partners Devon Archer and Hunter Biden joining the board in 2014 due to the reputational risk.[30] Biden served on the board of Burisma until his term expired in April 2019,[33] receiving compensation of up to $50,000 per month in some months.[33][32] Because Joe Biden played a major role in U.S. policy towards Ukraine, some Ukrainian anti-corruption advocates[35][36] and Obama administration officials expressed concern that Hunter Biden having joined the board could create the appearance of a conflict of interest and undermine Joe Biden's anti-corruption work in Ukraine.[3][30] While serving as vice president, Joe Biden joined other Western leaders in encouraging the government of Ukraine to fire the country's top prosecutor Viktor Shokin,[37][38] who was widely criticized for blocking corruption investigations.[39][40] The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Shokin in March 2016.[41][42]"[1]

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