Hunter Biden said his experience on the board of AMTRAK qualified him to sit on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, which was paying him $50,000 a month because his father was Vice President.
…but wonder how Hunter got his job at Amtrak?
We’ve got the answer below…
Hunter Biden said his experience on the board of AMTRAK made him qualified to sit on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, which was paying him $50,000 a month because his father was Vice President.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 15, 2019
“THE BLACK SHEEP”
Hunter Biden worked right out of law school for MBNA, a major Delaware bank that was also a big contributor to Biden’s campaigns. That’s another can of worms but AMTRAK is dirty too:
Cushy jobs on boards of companies are apparently available to the children of politicians. In another case of Hunter Biden taking advantage of his dad’s political position, it looks like he was appointed on the board of AMTRAK simply because he is the son of Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden was appointed to the AMTRAK board by George W. Bush in 2006. M. L. Singer of Railway Age best describes the AMTRAK Board as betraying the public stakeholders of Amtrak by loading up its Board over the years with disinterested, unqualified individuals, save for their savvy Washington contacts.
AMTRAK BOARD JOB WAS A “PATRONAGE POSITION”
According to Vox, the job is treated as a kind of patronage position to hand out to random senators’ kids who have no relevant knowledge beyond riding the train a lot helps explain why American passenger rail is low quality and exhibits little understanding of international best practices.
When his dad became vice president, Hunter left the Amtrak board and instead got involved with a series of investment companies…AND THAT’S WHERE BURISMA AND CHINA COME IN TO PLAY.
“My name is Joe “Amtrak” Biden:
Legislation in Congress put the railway system on track to receive $1.3 billion in federal subsidies in 2007, the same amount it received in 2006.
This is another interesting Swamp job to look into…