It’s looking more and more like shadiness might be a Biden family trait.
As the former vice president and current Democrat Presidential candidate struggles under the heavy weight of truth surrounding allegations of bribery with Ukraine to enrich the pockets of son, Hunter Biden, another family scandal has emerged.
Joe Biden’s brother James had reportedly promised to Integrate Oral Care executives that his brother’s cancer initiative would promote their product. James Biden’s business partners were reportedly seeking a potential investment deal with Integrate at the time.
James is currently being sued by health care firm Diverse Medical Management. The firm’s CEO Michael Frey told Politico that James implicated his brother on a November 2018 phone call to the potential business partners and said “[Joe] would be very excited about the product.”
Diverse Medical Management is suing James Biden over allegations he and his partners were seeking to invest in the firm as “part of a scheme to drive it into bankruptcy and steal its business model,” Politico reported.
James Biden’s spokesman David Fuscus refuted the claims by Frey.
“These charges stem from a frivolous lawsuit and are pure fantasy,” Fuscus told Politico. “We are not surprised that such baseless accusations have emerged during the Democratic primaries. Jim Biden has been clear and consistent that he does not, and has never, discussed his business ventures with his brother.”
This would be the first scandal to involve the Biden Cancer Initiative, but far from the first Biden scandal of its kind.
Joe Biden is currently in a heated battle with Donald Trump over who tried to strongarm Ukraine officials. Trump alleges, and video appears to back the claim, that Biden used his vice-presidential clout to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was hot on his son’s Hunter Biden’s trail.
Democrats are currently conducting a political circus out of a phone call between President Trump and Ukranian President Zelensky. A transcript shows Trump raising concern over suspected misconduct by Dems and Biden, but doesn’t prove a “quid pro quo” as alleged by Democrats.
Schiff opens hearing ad-libbing Trump’s Ukraine call with improvised fake dialogue https://t.co/rca5ySqRvX
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 26, 2019
More from Politico on James Biden’s legal woes:
In a separate, previously unreported, lawsuit, Integrate is suing James Biden’s business partners in Palm Beach County, Florida, alleging a breach of contract for failing to follow through on an agreement to invest $3 million in the firm. The suit was filed in June against Platinum Global Partners, a Florida investment firm that has worked with James Biden in recent years on healthcare-related ventures. A lawyer for Integrate, Paul Thanasides, declined to comment.
Platinum is represented by Faegre Baker Daniels, who has also represented Hunter Biden on other matters, Politico reported. The firm has sought to have the case dismissed.
In August Biden denied to Politico ever discussing business dealings with his brother or son.
“I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period,” he said. Joe Biden vowed there would be an “absolute wall” between personal business dealing and government should he become President.
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