With allegations of corruption flying from both sides during the final presidential debate, shady activities of both candidates are drawing attention as election day approaches. But what are the accusations of corruption facing the two candidates?
Corruption allegations against Joe Biden
Joe Biden has received large campaign donations and voted controversially on key issues. His son Hunter is also at the centre of several corruption scandals.
Joe Biden was implicated in corruption scandals relating to his son Hunter
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, leveraged his father’s political influence for financial gain. Joe Biden also used his influence to protect Hunter’s business interests.
Donald Trump's business activities represent profitable conflicts of interest
Donald Trump has not given up his business interests whilst president, and has received millions of dollars from foreign sources, including from many states with which the US is politically involved with. This represents a clear conflict of interest.
Donald Trump has not released his tax returns, contrary to presidential tradition. It is reported that Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017, far less than he paid in other nations where his businesses operate.