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Ukraine prosecutor says Bidens are corrupt and that he was twice poisoned to silence him

 August 28, 2023

Viktor Shokin, Ukraine's former chief prosecutor, has accused Joe Biden and his son Hunter of corruption, claiming that the pair accepted bribes for his dismissal and said that there have been attempts on his life.

Shokin, who was fired at Joe Biden's behest while investigating a Ukrainian gas company that had Hunter Biden on its board, has made bombshell claims. He has leveled serious accusations of blatant corruption, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Bidens accused of illegal activities

Shokin, 70, said:

I have no doubt that there were illegal activities engaged in by Burisma.

Burisma was the natural gas firm he had been investigating when he was removed as prosecutor by Ukraine's then-president in 2016.

The former chief prosecutor made these claims during an interview on Fox News' One Nation. He asserted that he was twice poisoned by those trying to silence him.

The White House, however, maintains that Burisma was corrupt and that Shokin's firing, which the then-vice president demanded, stemmed from not addressing such corruption. Administration officials slammed Fox News for giving a 'platform to lies' by airing the interview.

Shokin, however, said the corruption lies with Biden and his second son. He claimed Hunter was brought on to the gas company's board in 2013 to "provide protection" for its CEO from his probes into their alleged bribery.

Republicans claim evidence of influence peddling

Republicans argue that Hunter's involvement with Burisma and possible impact on Shokin's firing is evidence of the Biden family's influence peddling scheme.

Shokin said there is little doubt in his mind about the father and son's wrongdoing.

Shokin served as the country's prosecutor general between 2015 and 2016, whereas Hunter was brought onto Burisma's staff as an attorney in 2013, before becoming a board member the following year, and he served in that role for the next five years.

Conflict of interest created

During that time, Hunter and his business partner, Devon Archer -- also a Burisma board member -- were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their work with the company.

Days after Archer was brought on, British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s founder and CEO, Mykola Zlochevsky, and days later, Hunter became a board member.

Nonetheless, Shokin stated that Hunter's role on the board instantly resulted in a conflict of interest, which subsequently became a significant issue for both American and Ukrainian authorities. He added that the latter were aware that Hunter’s appointment by Zlochevsky was meant to achieve leverage.

Bidens participated in illegal activities

Shokin on Saturday said the corruption lies with Biden and his second son, whom he claimed was brought on to the Ukrainian gas company's board in 2013 to 'provide protection' for its CEO from his own probes into alleged bribery.

Shokin said that if he had been allowed to continue his investigation unhindered by outside influence, he would have uncovered a scheme involving both of the Bidens and Archer as well.

Last month, Archer, who is free on bail as he appeals his conviction on unrelated fraud charges, testified in a closed-door House Oversight Committee hearing that, amid pressure from Shokin's office while it was investigating Burisma, company leaders turned to Hunter for help.

That, Shokin claimed, culminated in his firing by then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016, cutting both his tenure at the General Prosecutor's Office and his investigation into Bursima's dealings short.

Shokin told the host:

Had I continued to oversee the Burisma investigation, we would have found the facts about the corrupt activities that they were engaging in. That included both Hunter Biden and Devon Archer and others.

The fallen prosecutor added of the widening allegations against the Bidens, which include that Biden flew to Ukraine to demand prosecutors drop the Shokin's Burisma Holdings investigation in December 2015.

Shokin asserts corruption in US aid to Ukraine

Shokin  also noted that Biden openly bragged about threatening to hold back the one billion dollar funding to Ukraine if he is not removed from his position. Shokin went on to claim:

The reality that Joe Biden exchanged $1 billion in US funds for my termination, isn't that in itself an instance of corruption?

In that same period, Hunter and his business associate, Devon Archer, who was also appointed as a board member of Burisma, received millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their services to the company, according to Shokin.

Republicans push impeachment option

The uproar caused by Shokin's allegations has resulted in a revitalized effort by Republicans to impeach President Biden.

They contend that the proof of the Biden family's involvement in influence trading is compelling and that the president must be held responsible for his deeds.

Conversely, Democrats contend that Shokin's allegations are unfounded and lack any supporting evidence.

They contend that Shokin was dismissed from his position because of his inability to tackle corruption in Ukraine and argue that his claims are merely an effort to shift responsibility and garner sympathy.

Conclusion

  • Viktor Shokin accuses Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, of corruption, claiming they accepted bribes for his dismissal and that there were attempts on his life.
  • Shokin alleges that the Bidens accepted bribes in exchange for his firing while he was investigating Burisma, a natural gas firm.
  • The White House maintains that Burisma was corrupt and that Shokin's firing was necessary, while Shokin claims the corruption lies with the Bidens.
  • Republicans argue that Hunter's involvement with Burisma and Shokin's firing is evidence of the Biden family's influence peddling scheme.
  • Shokin claims he was twice poisoned for his investigation into Burisma and that he would have uncovered a scheme involving the Bidens and Devon Archer if allowed to continue his investigation.
  • Devon Archer testified that company leaders turned to Hunter for help amid pressure from Shokin's office.
  • Shokin asserts that Joe Biden exchanged $1 billion in US funds for his termination, which he claims is an instance of corruption.
  • The allegations have led to a renewed push by Republicans for President Biden's impeachment, while Democrats argue that the allegations are baseless and lack supporting evidence.