Biden says son Hunter WON'T have conflicts of interests in his White House and insists he wants Trump at inauguration

JOE Biden said that son Hunter won't have conflicts of interests in his White House and insisted he wants Donald Trump at his inauguration.

The president-elect confirmed that Hunter will not pursue any business opportunities that could cause issues while he is president.


"My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise, that is in conflict with or appears to be a conflict whether the appropriate distance from the presidency and government," Biden said.

Hunter became the subject of a media storm after the New York Post published a "smoking-gun" email – allegedly obtained from his laptop – on October 14.

The news outlet alleged that the email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, Vadym Pozharskyi, when Joe Biden was Vice President.

The Biden campaign has strongly denied these Hunter Biden laptop claims.


Biden confirmed that his family will not be involved in any conflicting business ventures during his first joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with CNN on Thursday.

During the conversation, Biden also insisted that he wants President Trump to attend his inauguration on January 20.

"I think it would be important only in one sense – not in a personal sense important – in the sense that we are able to demonstrate at the end of this chaos that he's created that there is peaceful transfer of power, with the competing parties, standing there, shaking hands, and moving on.

"I really worry about the image we're presenting to the rest of the world," the future president told Jake Tapper.


However, Biden did say that if Trump does not attend "it's no personal consequence to me.

"But I do think it is in the country," he said.

Trump has eluded to knowing if he will attend Biden's inauguration while speaking to reporters on Thanksgiving.

"I don't want to say that yet. I mean I know the answer, I'll be honest, I know the answer, but I just don't want to say it yet," Trump said.

Trump aides have previously expressed skepticism that the president would attend Biden's inauguration.

Despite not yet receiving congratulatory wishes from Trump, Biden revealed that he has received private calls from several Republican senators who have refused to publicly acknowledge his victory.

"There have been more than several sitting Republican senators who have privately called me and congratulated me," he said.

As Trump continues to falsely claim victory and push unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Biden said the lawmakers "get put in a very tough position."

He predicted that the situation will improve, with "at least a significant portion of the leadership," after the Electoral College meets on December 14.

Biden also acknowledged that the Senate is a more partisan place than when he left it in 2009, but predicted it would still be possible to effectively legislate.

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