Hunter Biden Leveraged Family Name For UCLA Professorship

Hunter Biden Leveraged Family Name For UCLA Professorship

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, touted his family name and political connections to pursue a major gig as a law professor at the University of California Los Angeles, according to emails reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hunter Biden was pursuing a job at the university to teach a course on drug policy and identified a list of possible guest speakers with close ties to his leading 2020 presidential candidate father.

“In 2019, Hunter Biden inquired about the possibility of teaching a course as UCLA School of Law, and he and school leaders held preliminary conversations about the possibility,” said the law school’s communications executive director Bill Kisliuk in an email to the Caller.

In the end however, Biden will not be teaching at the university after failing to provide the school with additional plans for the prospective class.

“Biden subsequently did not submit further materials for the proposed course, which is a required step when the school is considering adding a course,” Kisliuk told the Caller.

In October, Joe Biden made it sound like it was a done deal telling reporters his son was “gonna be teaching at law school next year.”

Hunter Biden moved to Los Angeles in 2018 but his whereabouts have remained a mystery.

Hunter Biden’s leveraging of his father’s political connections appear to be routine practice. While his father was the Obama administration’s point-man on Ukraine in 2014, Hunter Biden was hired to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company making at least $50,000 a month despite no prior experience in the industry.

A Federalist analysis of Hunter Biden’s pay reveals just how much the former vice president’s son was being showered in excess compensation. Hunter Biden was paid at least twice the amount of board members at comparable corporations. At Exxon Mobil, a global energy company dwarfing Burisma in size and earnings, its board members only made little more than half of Hunter Biden’s reported payout.

Hunter Biden also served on the board of a trade coalition that sought additional aid to Ukraine from the United States while his father remained the key figure in the White House dictating policy towards the eastern European nation, according to Daily Caller reporting last month.

From 2012 to 2018, Hunter Biden was on the board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) which lobbied the U.S. government for increased Ukrainian spending and assistance.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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