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‘Salacious’ Hunter Biden Stories Are Media ‘Smokescreen’ For Corruption - ‘Laptop From Hell’ Author

Stories about US President Joe Biden’s son, businessman Hunter Biden, have swirled for years, but the most important ones aren’t the headline-grabbing playboy scandals, one journalist tells Sputnik: they’re the ones exposing a deep-seeded corruption based in exploiting his father’s political office.

The hubbub about Hunter Biden first made US headlines in 2019 after then-US President Donald Trump pressured the new Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky to reopen a probe into Burisma Holdings, a company doing business in the country’s gas sector on whose board Hunter sat, that closed in 2015. Joe Biden, who was US vice president at the time, boasted as recently as 2018 that he had forced then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire the state prosecutor heading the Burisma probe.

However, while Trump’s efforts provoked an impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House of which he was eventually acquitted, comparatively little interest has been paid in the time since to the allegations against Hunter or Joe Biden, with the corporate media eventually deciding to label them a “far-right conspiracy theory.”