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Then what's with the disclaimer?
No. As I said, corruption in former Communist regimes seems to be a real problem.
Biden then told the Ukraine, after the government was removed, that unless an investigation into his son wasn't dropped that he'd withhold 1b dollars.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
This article gives some background on the prosecutor, what he was and was not doing and why and more importantly, when he was fired.
"Ironically, Joe Biden asked Shokin to leave because the prosecutor failed [to pursue] the Burisma investigation, not because Shokin was tough and active with this case," Kaleniuk said.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Phage
Shokin stated before he fired that he was starting an investigation into the Burisma Group, the company that hired Hunter Biden. I believe he was fired because he was starting that investigation and Biden was worried he might uncover Hunter's money laundering setup.
Interviews with a half-dozen senior Ukrainian officials confirm Biden's account, though they claim the pressure was applied over several months in late 2015 and early 2016, not just six hours of one dramatic day. Whatever the case, Poroshenko and Ukraine's parliament obliged by ending Shokin's tenure as prosecutor. Shokin was facing steep criticism in Ukraine, and among some U.S. officials, for not bringing enough corruption prosecutions when he was fired.
But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn't mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden's younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
There is no equivalence here to the Trump phone call and the story is not Biden.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: xuenchen
Should he have? What are the requirements that one does so?
Does anyone know if Robert Hunter Biden ever registered as a foreign agent ?
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