Karmic twist: Ukraine announces new look at past case linked to Biden’s son

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Ukraine’s top prosecutor announced during a press conference Friday that he intends to conduct an audit of the Ukrainian government’s past investigation into Burisma, the corruption-linked gas company tied to 2020 contender former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The announcement inspired mockery and cheers from some conservatives who were confident that the audit wasn’t launched because of President Donald Trump’s original request — but rather because of all the attention that congressional Democrats’ actions wound up bringing to the request.

“The prosecutor general, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, said he intended to review 15 cases in all, and mentioned several high-profile investigations of wealthy Ukrainians, including the owner of the natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, where Mr. Biden’s son Hunter served on the board until earlier this year,” The New York Times has confirmed.

And in announcing the “audit,” Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka reportedly made it clear that nobody — including presumably President Donald Trump — had influenced his decision.

“The prosecution service is beyond politics,” he said. “We are conducting an audit of all cases, including those which were investigated by the previous leadership of the prosecutor’s office.”

Ryaboshapka only assumed office two months ago.

He added that if his office finds any wrongdoing, he’ll “react accordingly.”

The original investigation into Burisma came to an abrupt end in 2016 after then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was terminated from office, reportedly in part because of a request by Biden.

The story goes like this: When the 2014 Ukrainian revolution broke out, then-VP Biden traveled to Kiev to work with the new government. But three weeks after his arrival, the scandal- and corruption-plagued natural gas company Burisma hired his son Hunter.

It was a shocking move given Hunter’s lack of experience. According to ABC News reporter Tom Llamas, he suddenly went from being “discharged from the Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine” to earning “more than a million dollars a year.”

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Even more shocking was what allegedly occurred two years later, when Biden returned to Ukraine and threatened to revoke $1 billion in potential foreign aid unless the nation’s leaders fired Shokin — who, as mentioned earlier, had been investigating Burisma at the time.

During a phone call over the summer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump broached this alleged corruption and asked that it be investigated further.

Afterward, nothing happened. No investigation or audit was launched. The matter simply disappeared up until the whistleblower non-scandal erupted.

Thanks to the partisan, “deep state” whistleblower complaint, the president was forced to release a transcript of his phone with Zelensky and explain why he’d asked for an investigation.

And in explaining why, Trump had no other option but to go to great lengths talking about Biden’s shady history not only in Ukraine but in China as well.

Case in point:

The latter tweet was correct.

“The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that was linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to details of that interview that were handed over to Congress by the State Department’s inspector general Wednesday,” Fox News reported Thursday.

Again, all of this information has just now appeared in the spotlight, thanks in large part to the Democrats’ impeachment “witch hunt” against the president.

By pursuing impeachment against Trump for alleged corruption, it appears Democrats have managed to only expose Biden’s alleged corruption, to the point that a 43 percent plurality of voters now reportedly believe that the former VP had sought Shokin’s termination to help his son.

“43% of registered voters believe Trump’s claim that Biden probably did pressure Ukrainian officials to keep them from investigating his son’s business interests there. This compares to 37% who say that Biden probably did not do this and 20% who are unsure,” Monmouth University reported on Wednesday.

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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