An individual was reportedly arrested by Ukrainian Law Enforcement who was attempting to bribe government officials with $6 million to end an investigation into Burisma and Hunter Biden.
It was first reported yesterday that:
This evening Ukrainian investigators seized $6 million in cash and arrests were made in an alleged bribe to Ukrainian prosecutors to halt investigations into the Burisma group of companies and involvement with Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, CDMedia has learned. The bribes were allegedly to the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SAP). This information was posted on official NABU social media. We are told the operation had been under way for 2 weeks and is still ongoing.
The first deputy head of the Kiev tax Nikolay Ilyashenko tried to bribe the leadership of NABU and SAP for closing criminal proceedings against the largest Ukrainian gas producing private company Burisma, which was owned by former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Nikolai Zlochevsky, writes Obozrevatel.
This was announced on Facebook by journalist Yuri Butusov. According to him, among the detainees Ilyashenko himself and Andrei Kicha, director of legal affairs at Burisma.
“(They gave money) for the fact that the special anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnitsky will close the case of the infamous Burisma company, which was owned by oligarch Nikolai Zlochevsky, and whose supervisory board was the son of Joe Biden, a former US vice president and, in the near future, a probable candidate for US president from the Democratic Party, “the journalist wrote.
Not the first time Biden was caught blackmailing the Ukrainians to fire a prosecutor of his son’s oil company. Here he is ADMITTING he threatened Ukrainian president Poroshenko with withholding a BILLION DOLLAR US donation to Ukraine if he didn’t fire the THEN prosecutor of Biden’s son.
Biden Reportedly ‘Bragged’ About the Firing of a Prosecutor Who Was Investigating His Son’s Firm
Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden reportedly “bragged” about his role in the firing of a prosecutor who was, at the time, investigating his son’s company.
The prosecutor to be fired was Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. The threat was issued to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In March 2016, Biden told Poroshenko the Obama administration was prepared to rescind $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees unless Shokin was given the boot, according to an investigative column in The Hill.
There was initially some push back from Ukrainian authorities on the demanded dismissal, Biden said, adding that he “had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko” that action would be taken against Shokin but this allegedly had yet to occur.
Biden himself described the turn of events at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations in January 2018:
I said, “Nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.” They said, “You have no authority. You’re not the president.” The president said—I said, “Call him.” I said, “I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.” I said, “You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.” I looked at them and said, “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” Well, son of a bit*h. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
“What was the Serious Offense of Viktor Shokin? Why Did US Come to Conclusion he Had to be Fired?” – Sen. Ron Johnson Reveals He is Looking at Biden’s Burisma Scandal (VIDEO)
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the ongoing investigation of the historic Obama Spygate scandal.
Senator Johnson: What I thought was very interesting about Rod Rosenstein’s testimony it was an astonishingly lack of curiosity and management oversight regarding an investigation into the sitting president of the United States. I mean, think about, Maria. I look at Rod Rosenstein and I think either it was willful ignorance, complete managerial incompetence, or he simply wasn’t being truthful. I want to get to the bottom of who knew what and when did they know it.
Later in the interview Senator Johnson told Maria that Senate Republicans are still looking at the multi-million dollar Biden Burisma scandal.
Senator Johnson: But the big question I have is what was the serious offense of Viktor Shokin? Why did the US government come to the conclusion that he had to be fired and that resulted in a very serious threat on the part of Vice President Biden. It doesn’t make any sense and literally we’ve been trying to get from the State Department, we actually have an oversight letter that specifically to ask that question. Why did the US government require the firing of Viktor Shokin?
h/t Natura Naturans