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The Department of Justice refused to act on evidence indicating then-Vice President Joe Biden may have taken bribes while in office though the agency had the information years ago, according to a former top lawyer for then-President Donald Trump.
What’s more, said Rudy Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who was also serving as New York City’s mayor during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a key witness to the bribery scheme apparently died under less-than-clear circumstances.
In an interview with Newsmax, Giuliani first addressed a statement from special counsel Jack Smith last week after he announced an indictment of Trump on 37 counts over his handling of classified documents, wherein Smith claimed that there is only one system of laws in the country and they equally apply to everyone.
“Well, of course, that’s the most ridiculous, idiotic statement to make on a day in which we find out that the Bidens took a $10 million bribe from a Ukrainian Mykola Zlochevsky, which I could have told you, you know, and did tell [the DOJ] three years ago,” Guiliani said.
“And they followed up on none of the evidence I gave them. They were hoping that people would disappear or die. It’s extraordinary,” he added.
He then said that he gave the Justice Dept. “one witness … who is a woman, who is the chief accountant at this crooked company, Burisma.”
“She was the wife of the former owner, who died under suspicious circumstances. And she was willing to give up all of the offshore bank accounts, including the Bidens. And she’s supervised the transfer of a lot more cash to the Bidens and other crooked politicians for Burisma,” the former mayor said.
Giuliani went on to say that the attorney general in Pittsburgh was actually investigating the case before it was taken out of his hands by then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who summarily gave it to the “U.S. attorney in Delaware, who didn’t do a thing about it.”
“And the woman was under threat of death,” Giuliani noted further.
Giuliani’s remarks follow a review of an FBI informant file by House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Following the review, Raskin claimed that federal investigators had conducted a preliminary review in 2020 but had not pursued any subsequent actions.
But Comer revealed that the FBI informed him that the investigation is still ongoing, which was backed up by Barr, who refuted Raskin’s claim the probe had been dropped.
Meanwhile, a former chief prosecutor from Ukraine previously identified a document he said Americans should “demand” that allegedly proves beyond any doubt that Biden is corrupt.
The prosecutor, Victor Shokin, was targeted for dismissal by Biden when he served as Barack Obama’s vice president and was the Obama administration’s point man on Ukraine at the time. On Friday, Chanel Rion, a White House correspondent for One America News, re-posted a 2019 interview she had with Shokin where he explained the allegation.
At the time, the Democrat-controlled House was preparing to impeach then-President Donald Trump for the first time, alleging he engaged in a “quid pro quo” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats charged that Trump threatened to withhold military aid unless Zelensky assisted in an investigation into alleged corrupt actions by Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, the latter of whom was serving a profitable stint on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that Shokin had once been investigating.
Biden was subsequently seen in a video clip that surfaced explaining that he, as VP, actually threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid from then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko unless he fired then-Prosecutor General Shokin.
In the interview with Rion, Shokin said that the transcript of a phone call between Biden and Poroshenko would allegedly prove he was using a quid pro quo bribe to force the Ukrainians to halt a corruption investigation into a company his son was serving on as a board member for a reported $50,000 a month.
Fmr Ukraine Prosecutor Gen. Victor Shokin on #BidenBribery:
“The transcripts of Biden’s telephone conversations with Poroshenko is where the truth will show itself.
Americans must demand it.
And if they do, they will see, broad as day, Joe Biden was illegally influencing… pic.twitter.com/uS3TYXmwKC
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) June 9, 2023