Fox News interview with fmr. Ukraine prosecutor to feature explosive allegations against Biden family

The Ukrainian prosecutor whose ouster then-Vice President Joe Biden infamously boasted about influencing had some claims of his own that begged, “isn’t that alone a case of corruption?”

(Video: Fox News)

The House investigation probing alleged influence-peddling from Biden as vice president to the benefit of his family has increasingly presented evidence contradicting the now-president’s denials. In a sit-down interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin appeared to do the same with his take on Biden’s role in supposedly withholding aid to help cover corrupt tracks.

In 2016, under then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Shokin contended that he was investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm for which Biden’s son Hunter was on the board. During a Friday preview of the interview, the prosecutor expressed, “I do not want to deal in unproven facts, but my firm personal conviction is that, yes, this was the case. They were being bribed. And the fact that Joe Biden gave away $1 billion in U.S. money in exchange for my dismissal, my firing — isn’t that alone a case of corruption?”

Fox News further documented Shokin’s statements as he told Kilmeade, “I have said repeatedly in my previous interviews that Poroshenko fired me at the insistence of the then-Vice President Biden because I was investigating Burisma.”

“[Poroshenko] understood and so did Vice President Biden, that had I continued to oversee the Burisma investigation,” he went on, “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.”

In Jan. 2018, Biden appeared at an event for the Council on Foreign Relations where he had openly bragged about the events that led to Shokin’s firing including an ultimatum threatening a $1 billion aid package.

“I said, ‘Nah, I’m not going to — we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.’ They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said-,'” recounted Biden at the time. “I said, ‘Call him.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the $1 billion.’ I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here.’ I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b*tch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

As previously reported, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) has continued following connections related to the president’s links to his son’s foreign business deals that recently included details about an email alias, “[email protected].”

Comer had since issued requests to the National Archives and Records Administration for records using pseudonyms that included “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware” to further build the case toward an impeachment inquiry.

The chairman had previously stated after the younger Biden’s business partner Devon Archer had testified that the statements confirmed “Joe Biden lied to the American people when he said he had no knowledge about his son’s business dealing and was not involved. Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world to enrich the Biden family.”

“When Burisma’s owner was facing pressure from the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company for corruption, Archer testified that Burisma executives asked Hunter to ‘call D.C.’ after a Burisma board meeting in Dubai. Why did Joe Biden lie to the American people about his family’s business dealings and his involvement? It begs the question, what else he is hiding from the American people?” wondered Comer.

Coming to the president’s defense, White House spokesperson Ian Sams told Fox News “For years, these false claims have been debunked, and no matter how much air time Fox gives them, they will remain false. Fox is giving a platform for these lies to a former Ukrainian prosecutor general whose office his own deputy called ‘a hotbed of corruption,’ drawing demands for reform not only from then-Vice President Biden but also from U.S. diplomats, international partners, and Republican senators like Ron Johnson.”

The White House further tried to assert that Shokin’s termination was due to alleged failures to act on corruption.


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