Victor Shokin, the fired Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Biden family corruption (that Donald Trump was impeached for asking about) has spoken out for the first time since 2019 - and says the Bidens did it.
To review - Shokin had an active and ongoing investigation into Ukrainian energy company Burisma and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, according to a 2020 US Senate Committee report.
Zlochevsky, who hired Hunter Biden to sit on his board, granted his own company (Burisma) permits to drill for oil and gas in Ukraine while he was Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources. Shokin stated in a 2019 deposition that there were five criminal cases against Zlochevesky, including money laundering, corruption, illegal funds transfers, and profiteering through shell corporations while he was a sitting minister.
Now, Shokin tells Fox News that be believes the Bidens were taking bribes.
"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," Shokin told the outlet. "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?" he asks in another clip.
Viktor Shokin - The Ukrainian Prosecutor Joe Biden BRAGGED about getting FIRED speaks out— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 25, 2023
SHOKIN: "The fact that Joe Biden gave away one billion dollars - in exchange for my dismissal, my firing. - Is that alone a case of corruption?" pic.twitter.com/gy3VCc6JqE
The full interview with Shokin will air Saturday evening at 8pm ET with Brian Kilmeade.
According to the White House, Fox News is giving a "platform to lies" by airing the interview.
Republicans, meanwhile, aren't letting this one go.
What skill did Hunter have to earn millions of dollars from the corrupt energy company Burisma?— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) August 25, 2023
Once Viktor Shokin started investigating Burisma, Biden made sure he was fired.
The evidence exists, and no spin from the Biden administration can change obvious facts. pic.twitter.com/vSohuVthGk
Earlier this week we noted that memos obtained by Just the News via FOIA request reveal that the Obama Administration was still actively communicating with Shokin after Biden's December 2015 threat to withhold $1 billion in US aid unless then-President Petro Poroshenko fired him.
The memos reveal:
- Senior State Department officials sent a conflicting message to Shokin before he was fired, inviting his staff to Washington for a January 2016 strategy session and sent him a personal note saying they were “impressed” with his office's work.
- U.S. officials faced pressure from Burisma emissaries in the United States to make the corruption allegations go away and feared the energy firm had made two bribery payments in Ukraine as part of an effort to get cases settled.
- A top U.S. official in Kyiv blamed Hunter Biden for undercutting U.S. anticorruption policy in Ukraine through his dealings with Burisma.
Meanwhile, nobody else seems interested in what Shokin has to say.
Brian Kilmeade just said on Fox that Viktor Shokin told him in the interview that no one had asked him for an interview despite his central role in the alleged Biden corruption scandal...— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 25, 2023