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Another bombshell has dropped in the ongoing Ukraine controversy.
Democrats jumped the gun by putting all of their faith in a so-called whistleblower to give them the opportunity to impeach President Donald Trump over his Ukraine phone call.
That not only backfired in spectacular fashion, it also put presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden back in the hot seat.
Biden allegedly used his power as vice president to pressure top Ukrainian officials to remove a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, a shady gas company that was paying Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, around $80,000 a month to sit on the company’s board.
Now, the judge in Victor Shokin’s case has just ordered that Biden be named as an accused perpetrator of Shokin’s firing.
The ruling orders “a competent person of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine who conducts procedural management in criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020 to enter information into the Unified register of pre-trial investigations … a summary of facts that may indicate the commission of a criminal offense under Paragraph 2 of Article 343 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine on criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, namely: information on interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin, Viktor Mykolaiovych performed by citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”
Here’s more from Just The News:
In Kyiv late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.
The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
The court ruled then that there was adequate evidence to investigate Shokin’s claim that Biden’s pressure on then-President Petro Poroshenko, including a threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, amounted to unlawful interference in Shokin’s work as Ukraine’s chief prosecutor.
But when law enforcement agencies opened the probe they refused to name Biden as the alleged perpetrator of the crime, instead of listing the potential defendant as an unnamed American.
Vovk ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally name Biden as the accused perpetrator.
“Biden has admitted on videotape he forced then-Ukraine President Poroshenko to fire Shokin in March 2016 by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. But Biden has steadfastly denied Shokin’s firing was due to the Burisma case. Instead, Biden said, he and other Western leaders believed Shokin was ineffective as a corruption fighter,” Just The News reported.
This latest twist could stretch into Biden’s fall campaign as the fired prosecutor is seeking legal remedy in courts.
Biden’s Ukraine scandal was kicked into overdrive recently.
Essentially, the allegations are that Hunter allegedly profited financially from his father’s time as vice president.
The details began to emerge as the Ukrainian government reopened an investigation into Burisma Boldings, a corrupt gas company that was paying Hunter Biden at least $50,000 a month.
Joe Biden allegedly pressured and tried to intimidate the Ukrainian government to remove the prosecutor from the case, and his plan actually worked.
If Biden used his power as VP to pressure Ukraine into removing the prosecutor who was investigating a shady deal involving his son, that would be catastrophic and maybe even illegal.