Biden's new strategy, unveiled this weekend with a double hit by father and son, is part of a counter-offensive against the president. It is a move that coincides with the president's next debate on Tuesday when ABC plans to release his exclusive interview with the son reporting on the personal attacks of Ukraine, China and Trump on him will speak.
Biden's campaign – as opposed to refusing to discuss the details of his son's business dealings – would neither comment on the record for this article nor discuss the degree of coordination between the Democratic candidate and his son.
"How, when, and in what substance this came directly from Hunter," said a campaign adviser who did not want to be identified. "The campaign did not arrange this, but Hunter has been increasingly personally and viciously attacked by the President in recent weeks ̵
Trump's campaign for ridiculing Biden as "Quid Pro Joe" mocked Biden's ethics proposal.
"Government reform is ridiculous because someone has spent the past 50 years in the government to enrich his family in this process," spokeswoman Danielle Alvarez said, honoring the president with a "true reform" that "the American economy revived and recreated 6.5 million jobs since its election. "
Trump has been hovering over the Ukraine scandal since September 20, when it first became known that he may have misused US aid as a lever to get Ukraine to investigate the bids on Hunter Biden's work in the country Trump now faces an indictment for his alleged consideration
In August, when the candidate filed for possible conflicts of interest Asked about his brother and son when he was vice president, he said nothing inappropriate had happened.
"I have n he talked to my son or brother, or anyone else, about anything related to their business. Biden promised in South Carolina. "
Biden promised that as president I would" do the same thing we did in our administration [when Barack Obama was president]. There will be an absolute gap between personal and private [business interests] and the government … I am I will propose the same strict rules. That's why I've never talked about my business interests with my son, brother or any other person, not even a distant family. Period. But Biden went one step further on Sunday by suggesting a general ban on family members to directly benefit from overseas business when he is president, a stricter standard than during the Obama presidency in the light of Hunter Biden's agreements in the United States Ukraine and in China.
"No one in my family becomes one The White House office attends meetings as if it were a Cabinet member, and actually maintains business relationships with persons associated with a foreign company or country. End of the story, "Biden told reporters in Iowa .
Biden's new policy also brings him in line with other Democratic candidates who said that the family members of a president should not benefit from overseas business.
Biden's comments also indicated that he might open a new front against the children of President Trump involved in overseas deals – which, according to a consultant recently, " is off the table .
Monday morning Bidens opened The campaign published a new ethics proposal for a law on ethics in government that referred to Trump's children "Only the existence of trust and not the assets it owns", said Biden's proposal. "This gap has allowed many high-ranking officials – including President Trump – to avoid disclosing significant financial interests. "
Hunter Biden paved the way for his father's new ethics and positions and announced on Sunday morning, through his lawyer George Mesires, to resign from the board of a Chinese company. Before his father announced his candidacy, Hunter Biden's lawyer stated in his written statement that his client had resigned from natural gas company Burisma in Ukraine at the center of the Trump scandal.
Mesires said Hunter Biden would not work for foreign interests when his father becomes president.
"Hunter makes the following commitment: Under a Biden administration, Hunter will comply with any guidelines or standards issued by President Biden to address alleged conflicts of interest or the appearance of such conflicts, including any related restrictions, overseas business interests "Mesires said. "In any case, Hunter will admit not to work on boards or on behalf of foreign-owned companies."