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Biden Does Not Regret Allowing Hunter To Work For Ukrainian Company, Campaign Official Says

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Former Vice President Joe Biden does not regret allowing his son Hunter Biden to work on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, a campaign official said Monday.

Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine, and Joe Biden’s subsequent alleged involvement, have been making headlines since President Donald Trump said he discussed the matter with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

But Biden does not regret allowing his son to do business in Ukraine because Hunter Biden didn’t do anything wrong, a campaign manager said. (RELATED: Ukraine’s Fired Top Prosecutor Saw No Evidence Of Wrongdoing, Urged Giuliani To Launch US Investigation)

“Does former VP Biden now have any regret that he didn’t tell Hunter Biden, ‘You know what, I just don’t need the headache, don’t work there’?” asked CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

“No,” responded deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield. “Because he didn’t do anything wrong.”

She added that asking the question is exactly what Trump would want.

The White House said in 2014 that there was no issue with Hunter having that job,” Bedingfield said. “This is the playbook he ran in 2016 — we’re not going to let him do it this time. We are taking on directly any suggestion that there was anything improper here. There was not.”

She said Trump‘s behavior “should be the focus of our discussion,” saying the president attempted to “manufacture dirt” on Biden.

That’s what Americans should beoutraged by,” the deputy campaign manager said. 

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