Richard W. Painter

S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Richard Painter Quoted by USA Today About Implications of Hunter Biden’s Conviction

Professor Richard Painter was quoted by USA Today about how the Hunter Biden conviction may affect the presidential campaign rhetoric. President Biden has frequently referred to Donald Trump as a “convicted felon” but the same term can now be applied to Biden’s son. Prof. Painter, who was chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, said he doesn’t believe the Hunter Biden case has any relevance on Biden attacking Trump as a convicted felon. “Hunter Biden is not running for president. The real problem is that Donald Trump is running for president, and he has serious legal difficulties, and a lot of them have to do with his conduct in office. That directly goes to whether Donald Trump is capable of being a good president for four years.”