Joe Biden's brother used the political position of the former vice-president to promote their private company and impress potential investors.
James Biden promised Integrate Oral Care executives that his brother would promote their business, and in particular their mouthwash commonly used by cancer patients, as part of the Biden Cancer Initiative, told a conversation participant Politics.
The new allegation is the last in the van Biden family in which the former vice-president is summoned to step up their business transactions. His son Hunter Biden recently made headlines for his previous position as a board member at the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.
Towards the end of Biden's service as vice president, his son Beau Biden died of brain cancer at the age of 46. Biden, now a presidential candidate for 2020, made his cancer initiative a priority after leaving the White House and after the death of his son in May 2015.
Last year James' business partners were considering investing in Integrate, and during a telephone call in November 2018, he promised the Florida-based oral care company that he would use Joe's political influence to raise awareness of the company, according to Michael Frey, whose healthcare company sues James.
Joe Biden's brother, James Biden (right), used the political influence of the former vice-president to get things going and impress potential investors. & # 39; He said his brother would be very enthusiastic about this product & # 39 ;, told a person about a business phone call with James
James (right) promised Integrate Oral Care executives that his brother Joe (left) would promote an oral rinse, commonly used by cancer patients, as part of the Biden Cancer Initiative. James' business partners considered investing in Integrate last year
Frey, the CEO of Divers Medical Management, introduced the group to integrate and claims he was calling.
& # 39; He said his brother would be very enthusiastic about this product, & # 39; Frey said about James.
A spokesperson for James and Platinum Global Partners, David Fuscus, disputed Frey's account and claimed that he had never spoken to Joe about his personal business transactions.
& # 39; These accusations stem from a frivolous lawsuit and are pure fantasy. We are not surprised that such unfounded accusations have emerged during the Democratic primaries, & Fuscus said. & # 39; Jim Biden is clear and consistent that he has never and never discussed his business ventures with his brother. & # 39;
The lawsuit of Various Medical Management against James and his partners claims that they were involved in a fraudulent plan to make the healthcare company go bankrupt and steal his business model.
And Integrate also sues James' business partners at Platinum Global Partners for breaching his contract and for failing to invest $ 3 million in the company.
The Biden Cancer Initiative, which was closed in July, was a private foundation established in 2017 by the former Vice President and his wife, Jill Biden.
Biden oversaw the Obama Moon cancer Moonshot during the last year of his vice-presidency and his White House initiative was conceived as an extension of that program.
Cancer Moonshot was a program that focused on developing treatments for cancer.
Just before launching his presidential campaign, both Biden and his wife stepped off the board of the cancer initiative in April before it dissolved in the summer.
The new allegations come when Biden & # 39; s son Hunter Biden (left) makes headlines for business transactions in Ukraine and the potential involvement of his father in that
Joe Biden insisted that he had never talked about his son's overseas activities, but Hunter claimed that he had consulted his father about whether he should keep the job a year after he took up a position on the board of directors of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings had taken
Biden & # 39; s involvement in the private companies of his family members has always been at the forefront since a whistleblower claimed that Donald Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden's cases in Ukraine.
In 2014, while Joe was still the vice-president of Obama, Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian natural gas company. As a board member, Hunter reportedly earned $ 50,000 a month, but stepped down earlier this year.
Burisma Holdings had ties with the then Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian leader, who raised eyebrows in Washington. But at the time, the White House insisted that there was no conflict of interest because the vice-president's son was a private individual.
Joe also insisted that he had never discussed his son's affairs in Ukraine, which was contradicted earlier this summer by his son's own account.
In an article in New Yorker a few months ago, Hunter recalled a 2015 conversation that he had with his father about Burisma: & # 39; Dad said: & # 39; I hope you know what you are doing & # 39 ;, and I said: & # 39; I know. & # 39; & # 39;
The Democratic leader said last month that if he were elected president in 2020, he would completely separate his business activities and administration to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
& # 39; I have never talked to my son or brother or anyone else about issues related to their business. Period, & # 39; he claimed in August. & # 39; And what I am going to do is the same as what we have done in our records. There will be an absolute wall between personal and private (business interests) and the government. & # 39;
Trump maintains that he did not try to press Zelensky to investigate Hunter and Joe, but the allegations alone brought up Democrats sitting on the fence calling for his deposition.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the lower chamber of Congress formally launched an investigation into the President's accusation.
Trump has released a non-rectified version of a transcript of his July 25 call with Zelesnky, which he said would prove that he was not discussing anything nasty.
The transcript of the bomb shows that Trump has urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden, but does not indicate that he tried to link that probe to millions of military aid to Ukraine.
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