The Hill’s John Solomon is reporting that Ukrainian law enforcement officials claim their attempts to get the Justice Department to act on evidence of wrongdoing by Democrats have been thwarted. The evidence–they say–involves 2016 election meddling and obstruction of justice.
Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Prosecutor General’s International Legal Cooperation Department told Solomon that he and other officials have been unable to secure U.S. visas to share the information they have with American officials.
“We were supposed to share this information during a working trip to the United States,” Kulyk said. “However, the (U.S.) ambassador blocked us from obtaining a visa. She didn’t explicitly deny our visa, but also didn’t give it to us.”
The evidence the Ukrainians have includes:
- Sworn statements from two Ukrainian officials admitting that their agency tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The effort included leaking an alleged ledger showing payments to then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort;
- Contacts between Democratic figures in Washington and Ukrainian officials that involved passing along dirt on Donald Trump;
- Financial records showing a Ukrainian natural gas company routed more than $3 million to American accounts tied to Hunter Biden, younger son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, who managed U.S.-Ukrainian relations for the Obama administration. Biden’s son served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma Holdings;
- Records that Vice President Biden pressured Ukrainian officials in March 2016 to fire the prosecutor who oversaw an investigation of Burisma Holdings and who planned to interview Hunter Biden about the financial transfers;
- Correspondence showing members of the State Department and U.S. embassy in Kiev interfered or applied pressure in criminal cases on Ukrainian soil;
- Disbursements of as much as $7 billion in Ukrainian funds that prosecutors believe may have been misappropriated or taken out of the country, including to the United States.
Read the full report HERE.