Hunter Biden to speak about father at Democratic convention

Hunter Biden to speak about father at Democratic convention
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Hunter Biden is set to speak at the Democratic National Convention Thursday before his father, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting MORE, formally accepts the party’s White House nomination.

In a list of speakers for the convention's final day, Hunter Biden is scheduled to speak with his half-sister Ashley Biden before their father takes the stage. 

Hunter Biden has emerged as a top boogeyman for the GOP during the 2020 campaign over his business arrangements in China and Ukraine, with Republicans claiming that he profited off of his father’s perch as vice president. Both Bidens have denied they ever discussed the dealings while Joe Biden was in office.


President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE’s reelection campaign rolled out an attack ad, part of a seven-figure digital advertising buy, against Hunter Biden Thursday overlaying remarks from news anchors discussing questions over his business transactions.

Hunter Biden has denied any wrongdoing and maintained he never leveraged his father’s position for personal gain, though the GOP has sought to cast his deals abroad as evidence of corruption by the former vice president.

Trump has been among the chief cheerleaders of the theory that there was wrongdoing by one or both of the Bidens, calling for China to investigate the younger Biden and pressuring the Ukrainian government to open up a probe of its own in a push to cast the Bidens as corrupt. Trump’s requests for Kyiv to open a probe ultimately led to his impeachment.

Biden's acceptance speech Thursday night will close out a four-day convention that is based in Milwaukee but has gone largely digital during the coronavirus pandemic. Also scheduled to speak are Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Biden's European trip Teen who filmed Floyd murder awarded honorary Pulitzer Senate confirms first Muslim American federal judge MORE (D-N.J.) and Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthConcerns grow over China's Taiwan plans China conducts amphibious landing drill near Taiwan after senators' visit US, Taiwan to discuss trade, investments, Blinken says MORE (D-Ill.), former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWhat the Democrats should be doing to reach true bipartisanship 5 former Treasury secretaries back Biden's plan to increase tax enforcement on wealthy On The Money: Biden ends infrastructure talks with Capito, pivots to bipartisan group | Some US billionaires had years where they paid no taxes: report | IRS to investigate leak MORE and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsFamily of child killed during Atlanta protests sues city, Wendy's Atlanta mayoral candidate has car stolen while meeting with community leaders Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says 'it is time to pass the baton on to someone else' MORE.

The GOP convention to officially nominate Trump for a second term begins Monday.