Ukraine Judge Orders Biden Be Listed as Alleged Perpetrator of Crime in Prosecutor’s Firing
Yesterday, Ukrainian parliament member Andrii Derkach released audio recordings allegedly revealing private conversations between former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and Joe Biden.
In them the two allegedly discuss a $1 billion loan guarantee in exchange for the resignation of Viktor Shokin, the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
As reported by Breaking911:
At the time [of the recorded conversation] Shokin was probing Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that employed Hunter Biden, the Vice President’s son, to sit on its board.
In the audio, Poroshenko admits there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Prosecutor Shokin—but Biden insisted he be fired.
“And I’m a man of my word,” Biden says. “And now that the new Prosecutor General is in place, we’re ready to move forward to signing that one billion dollar loan guarantee.”
You can listen to the leaked call below:
And now, as John Solomon reports, “the infamous story of Joe Biden’s effort to force the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev.”
In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.
The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
The court ruled then that there was adequate evidence to investigate Shokin’s claim that Biden’s pressure on then-President Petro Poroshenko, including a threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, amounted to unlawful interference in Shokin’s work as Ukraine’s chief prosecutor.
Initially, Biden wasn’t named as the alleged perpetrator in the probe, but rather as an “unnamed American.” That just changed.
Vovk ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally name Biden as the accused perpetrator.
The ruling orders “a competent person of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine who conducts procedural management in criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020 to enter information into the Unified register of pre-trial investigations … a summary of facts that may indicate the commission of a criminal offense under Paragraph 2 of Article 343 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine on criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, namely: information on interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin, Viktor Mykolaiovych performed by citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”
The judge added, “the order of the court may not be appealed.”
Ukraine officials have yet to comply. Shokin’s attorney told Just the News that “Viktor Shokin publicly appealed to the president of Ukraine with a request to properly respond to illegal inaction in the investigation of criminal cases that are open against Joseph Biden. Let me remind you that they were discovered precisely as a result of the statement of Viktor Shokin.”
If the media reports on this story with the same intensity as they did Tara Reade’s sexual harassment and assault allegations about Biden, you can expect to see this story reported elsewhere sometime by October.