It looks like it’s getting worse for former Vice-President and presumptive 2020 Democrat nominee for president Joe Biden, as as the judge in Victor Shokin’s case has just ordered that Biden be named as an accused perpetrator of Shokin’s firing:
Via Just The News:
The infamous story of Joe Biden’s effort to force the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev, just as the former vice president is sewing up the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in America.
In Kiev 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 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.
Of course just because Biden is accused does not mean he’s guilty. It’s just another wrinkle in the curious case of Joe Biden and the Ukrainian prosecutor.
Here’s a recording of calls between Joe Biden and ex-Ukraine President Poroshenko that were leaked this week:
During the call Poroshenko told Biden that Shokin did nothing wrong, that the Ukrainians didn’t have any proof of corruption. But because Biden was threatening to withhold a one billion dollar loan guarantee, Poroshenko asked Shokin to resign.
THAT is a big deal!