Biden Pressured Ukraine into Firing Prosecutor Investigating Firm where his Son Worked
Vice President Joe Biden strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor who just happened to be investigating a firm that his son, Hunter Biden worked for as a board member.
John Solomon of the Hill writes that last year, Biden bragged to an audience about threatening Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that the Obama Administration would pull $1 billion in loan guarantees if he didn’t fire his Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
What Biden failed to mention was that Shokin was “leading a wide-ranging corruption probe” into the natural fas firm Burisma Holdings which employed his son and was planning on interrogating Hunter as part of the investigation.
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.
The general prosecutor’s official file for the Burisma probe — shared with me by senior Ukrainian officials — shows prosecutors identified Hunter Biden, business partner Devon Archer and their firm, Rosemont Seneca, as potential recipients of money.
Shokin told me in written answers to questions that, before he was fired as general prosecutor, he had made “specific plans” for the investigation that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
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