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 BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability 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 John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus 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 Anthony BookerBooker 'outs' Cruz as vegan; Cruz jokingly decries 'scurrilous attack' Why Latinos should oppose Barrett confirmation Judiciary Committee sets vote on Barrett's nomination for next week MORE (D-N.J.) and Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthAmy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy Trump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes McConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled MORE (D-Ill.), former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergA closing argument: Why voters cannot trust Trump on healthcare Biden campaign swamps Trump on TV airwaves 2020 election already most expensive ever MORE and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsCOVID-19 — is everyone receiving the benefits of urban parks equally? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's big speech attracts widespread praise Atlanta mayor evokes John Lewis: 'The baton has now been passed to each of us' MORE.

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