What are the allegations of corruption against Joe Biden and Donald Trump?

With allegations of corruption flying from both sides during the final presidential debate, shady activities of both candidates are drawing attention as election day approaches. But what are the accusations of corruption facing the two candidates?

Corruption allegations against Joe Biden

Joe Biden has received large campaign donations and voted controversially on key issues. His son Hunter is also at the centre of several corruption scandals.

Joe Biden was implicated in corruption scandals relating to his son Hunter

Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, leveraged his father’s political influence for financial gain. Joe Biden also used his influence to protect Hunter’s business interests.

Joe Biden has voted in the interests of corporate donors

Joe Biden has a history of voting against the interests of working class Americans after receiving significant corporate donations. He is part of the big-money problem in US politics.

Corruption allegations against Donald Trump

Donald Trump has used the presidency to install members of his family to key Whitehouse positions and to protect his business interests. He also avoids paying taxes in the US.

Donald Trump practices nepotism

Donald Trump has installed his family members, such as Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, to senior posts in government which they are not qualified to hold.

Donald Trump's business activities represent profitable conflicts of interest

Donald Trump has not given up his business interests whilst president, and has received millions of dollars from foreign sources, including from many states with which the US is politically involved with. This represents a clear conflict of interest.

Donald Trump avoids paying US taxes

Donald Trump has not released his tax returns, contrary to presidential tradition. It is reported that Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017, far less than he paid in other nations where his businesses operate.

Donald Trump has benefitted from foreign interference

Donald Trump benefitted from Russian interference in the 2016 election, and has been unwilling to criticise foreign interference. He is willing to undermine US sovereignty for his own personal gain.
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