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Leaked audio seemingly sheds light on Biden’s efforts to pressure Poroshenko into firing Burisma investigator — RT World News

Audio recordings released by Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach allegedly offer confirmation that Joe Biden pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire an attorney general in exchange for a billion-dollar loan.

Former top Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin filed a criminal complaint in January, alleging that Biden had strong-armed Poroshenko into firing him while he was running multiple investigations into the Burisma gas company where Biden’s son Hunter was a board member.

Biden himself has boasted publicly that he gave Poroshenko an ultimatum to fire Shokin or the offer of the $1 billion in loan guarantees would be rescinded – but the audio recordings, if they are legitimate, add new clarity to the controversy surrounding Shokin’s dismissal.




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Andrii Derkach, the independent MP who released the recordings, claims he received the audio files from investigative journalists and that they were recorded by Poroshenko himself.

“If there is a new government and a new prosecutor general, I am prepared to do a public signing of the commitments for the billion dollars,” Biden appears to say in a recording from March 22, 2016.

“I’m not suggesting that’s what you want or don’t want, I’m just suggesting that that’s what we’re prepared to do,” Biden added, as if to deflect from the fact that the offer was a quid pro quo – one billion dollars for the firing of Shokin.

Poroshenko responded that this was “extremely strong motivation” to do what the US administration was asking and named Yuriy Lutsenko (who later took over) as a possible replacement for Shokin. In a signal that the new prosecutor would need to be approved by Washington, Poroshenko said he would not tap Lutsenko for the job if Biden did not think he was appropriate. 

A readout of the call posted on the US embassy’s website said the two men discussed a range of issues, but there was no mention of Shokin or the prosecutor general’s position.

In a later conversation on May 13, Biden tells Poroshenko: “I’m a man of my word, and now that a new prosecutor general is in place, we’re ready to move forward and sign that one billion dollar loan guarantee.”




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In his complaint against the former US VP, Shokin said Biden “curtailed an objective investigation” into Burisma by having him fired.

Biden, backed up by mainstream US media, has claimed that investigations into Burisma were “dormant” by the time he was lobbying for Shokin’s ouster and insisted that his only concern was that Ukraine had an effective prosecutor general.

Shokin has denied that the investigations were dormant and said that multiple probes into the gas company were still active at the time of his resignation. His claims are backed up by French investigative journalist Olivier Berruyer, who compiled documents which he says prove that the investigations were still ongoing.

Ironically, while Biden has faced no repercussions for his efforts to interfere with criminal investigations in a foreign country using US money as leverage, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for “abuse of power” after Democrats accused him of pressuring Kiev to restart investigations into Burisma while withholding military aid from the country.

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BREAKING— AUDIO Released of JOE BIDEN Pressuring Ukrainian President Poroshenko to FIRE VIKTOR SHOKIN Who Was Investigating His Son!

Audio Released of JOE BIDEN Pressuring Ukrainian President Poroshenko to FIRE VIKTOR SHOKIN Who Was Investigating His Son!

An audio tape was released by Creative Destruction Media where Joe Biden is pressuring former Ukrainian President Poroshenko to fire former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The men discuss the firing of then Prosecutor Shokin for corrupt reasons, in order to prevent an investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and other criminal actions.

Victor Shokin was investigating Joe Biden’s son Hunter at the time.

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Joe Biden was US Vice President under Obama.

Poroshenko eventually complied and fired Shokin.

Creative Destruction Media has the transcript.

From the Video——-

 

Poroshenko:  (7:10 mark) I have some good news…  Yesterday I went and seat with the general prosecutor’s office.

Joe Biden: Yes.

prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

Joe Biden:

Joe Biden: (10:20 mark) I am prepared to a public signing for a commitment for a billion dollars.  Again I am not suggesting you want it or don’t want it.  I am suggesting that is what I am prepared to do.  Again it won’t be finalized… Let me when you and I finished speaking let me huddle with my team… I agree with you there is a sense of urgency here.

 

Joe Biden — (14:30 minute mark from November 2016 call) Congratulations in getting the new Prosecutor General. I know there’s a lot more to that. I really think that’s good. It is going to be critical that he works to repair the damage of Shokin. I’m a man of my word. Now that the new prosecutor general is in place we’re ready to move forward to signing the one billion dollar loan guarantee. And I don’t know how you want to go about that…  I’ll leave it to you to how you want it done and where you want it done.

Here is the section where Joe Biden starts talking and Joe Biden mentions Donald Trump!

From the audio — Joe Biden tells Poroshenko: We will help you get the vote… Let me ask you one thing before I forget, Privatbank… This is getting very, very close. What I don’t want to have happen. I don’t want Trump to get into *** where he thinks he’s about to buy into a situation… where it is about to collapse where he is going to pour more money into Ukraine… So anything you can do to push the Privatbank to closure so that the IMF loan comes forward I stress this is critical to your economic and national security.

THERE IS MORE COMING!

Do Not Forget — DEMOCRATS IMPEACHED TRUMP OVER THIS!

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Biden Can’t Remember Who Briefs Him Every Morning in Virtual Town Hall Marred by Glitches, Audio Problems (VIDEO)

What is wrong with old Joe?

77-year-old Biden held a virtual round table to discuss the Coronavirus from his basement on Thursday.

As usual, his virtual town hall was marred by glitches and audio problems.

Biden also struggled to remember who briefs him every morning.

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He’s not playing with a full deck.

“Um, and uh, and I’m not, and I, I have a, I have a uh, like all of you but every day I get between an hour and an hour and a half brief with um, uh, the former head of, our former surgeon general, anyway, with docs across the country,” said Biden.

Got that?

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