Solomon – Joe Biden’s 2020 Ukrainian Nightmare: A Closed Probe Is Revived

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John Solomon writes in The Hill that last year Joe Biden bragged about the time as vice president he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor. What he neglected to mention was that the prosecutor he got fired was probing a firm for which his son Hunter Biden worked.

Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

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.

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