In a translated interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, former Ukraine chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin makes extensive bribery claims against none other than Hunter Biden and his father, president Joe Biden. Shokin is the very man behind much of the shocking revelations of Hunter Biden and then vice-president Joe Biden’s foreign business dealings.
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Shokin immediately comes out of the gate unequivocally saying that he was fired by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko “at the insistence of the then vice-president Joe Biden because I was investigating Burisma.”
Kilmeade asked Shokin if Poroshenko in fact admitted that Joe Biden was the reason behind the firing. “You understood me correctly. This is how it was” Shokin responded. “There were no complaints with how I was performing at my job. But because there was pressure repeatedly on president Poroshenko, that is what ended up in firing.”
Burisma is a Ukrainian gas company that Hunter Biden was given a board member position and paid tens of thousands of dollars per month, despite the president’s son have zero experience. Shokin was the country’s prosecutor general between 2015 and 2016. Hunter Biden was brought onto Burisma’s staff in 2013.
At the heart of the bribery allegations, Kilmeade asks directly: “what are your thoughts when you saw the tape of vice president Joe Biden speaking to the council on foreign relations saying you had six hours to fire you or you’re not gonna get the billion dollars?”
“Not only the position of President Poroshenko, the office of Poroshenko was humiliated, but the entire country of Ukraine was humiliated” Shokin said. Joe Biden was acting “in his own interested” and Biden handled Ukraine “like it was his own backyard. He would put people that were suitable for him, and arrange for them to be put in certain positions.”
“Do you believe they were up to do something no good” Kilmeade questioned. “I have no doubt that there were illegal activities engaged in by Burisma” Shokin said. Its corruption network expanded and the investigation began even before him, he explained.
Shokin also told Kilmeade that he did believe Burisma was partaking in illegal activity. It would take half a day to discuss every account. “Burisma Illegally produced, sold and utilized gas. The founder recently made a plea deal with the prosecution in a case where he was accused of giving a six million dollar bribe.”
“Had I continued to oversee the Burisma investigation,” Shokin told Kilmeade, “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 Daily Mail reports:
During that span, Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer, also brought on as 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.
However, Hunter’s position on the board created an immediate conflict of interest that would prove to problematic for both US and Ukrainian officials, Shokin said – with the latter aware that Hunter’s appointment by Zlochevsky was one meant to achieve leverage.
It was around this time, Shokin said, that ‘[his criminal case] continued to expand, and Zlochevsky, who at the time held the post of minister and was the founder and CEO of Burisma, started bringing in people who could provide protection for him.’
‘Hunter Biden was among them,’ he revealed, claiming the company’s corruption network ‘expanded’ as a result.