The Supreme Prosecutor of Ukraine stated on Friday that his office was "auditing" cases that had previously been investigated and closed, including a probe involving the energy giant Burism, where Hunter Biden served on the panel.
Ruslan Ryaboshapka, Attorney General of the country, stated at a press conference that his office had been charged with reviewing cases that were closed, fragmented or investigated to make sure they were fair and thorough. He said no one tried to influence him to call for new investigations. […, [?] [?] [?] [?]          ] [Page19] funding as part of a "quad bike" proposal with Kiev to investigate Biden and his father, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump has denied wrongdoing. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who participated in a thorough phone call with Trump in July, said he had never felt pressured by Trump.
Trump's main focus was on how Hunter Biden ended, who reportedly knew little about the energy business and the country. aboard Burizma while his father was Vice President of Barack Obama. Later, Biden senior pressured Ukraine to expel a prosecutor who was looking for the company's founder, although Biden's allies said the intervention was due to corruption issues.
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It is unclear how much money Hunter Biden has earned while serving on the firm, but reportedly it is up to $ 50,000 a month ̵
Fox News also received notes from an interview with Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, with Yuriy Lutsenko, a former Ukrainian prosecutor who replaced Shokin and eventually closed the Burmese probe. He said he "believes Hunter Biden is receiving millions of dollars in compensation from Burma," according to the notes.
This was reported by Fox News on Wednesday about notes from another interview Julian had with Victor Shokin, prosecutor Biden helped expel, in which he claimed he was told by former US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey R. Payett from the Burism probe. According to interview notes, Shokin claimed that Paett, currently the ambassador to Greece, had told him that he was investigating the "white-gloved" case.
Biden admitted to camera that when he was vice president, he successfully put pressure on Ukraine to release Shokin.
The Vice President threatened to deprive US $ 1 billion of critical assistance if Shokin was not released.
"Well, son, b-in-an-hour, he will be fired," Biden joked to the commission two years after leaving office.
But Biden's campaign and congressional Democrats deny Julian's accusations and suggestions that his intervention involved his son's work, claiming Biden was only involved in corruption issues around Shokin and dismissing Giuliani's claims
Ryaboshapka is considered a reformer and "father of anti-corruption strategy in Ukraine," said a former Washington Post alumnus. Another peer called him "an honest man", but expressed doubts that he has the ability to withstand
"Being a good guy is not always enough," said a source.
Fox News & Brooke Singman and Gregg Re contributed to this report.