Report: Ukraine’s AG Fires Prosecutor Who Met With Nunes Staff For Biden Dirt
One of the Ukrainian prosecutors that aides for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) met with regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s activities in Ukraine was fired this week, according to the Kyiv Post.
Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka terminated Kostyantyn Kulyk on Monday — an official the publication described as “a controversial top prosecutor accused of corruption and fabricating political cases.”
The Prosecutor General’s office said “Kulyk did not show up for mandatory vetting at the Prosecutor General’s Office in October,” opening the grounds for his firing.
Kulyk, who said he was on sick leave and could not participate in the vetting events, claimed his ouster was the result of his working investigating Burisma Holdings, the oil and gas company whose board once included Hunter Biden.
Though no evidence of wrongdoing has emerged, President Donald Trump and other Republicans — including Nunes — have insisted that the former vice president and current presidential candidate used his office to help Burisma, and by extension, his son. Both Bidens have denied corruption charges.
The Kyiv Post noted that Kulyk “was seen as a staunch loyalist of former President Petro Poroshenko” prior to 2019, and in 2017 the prosecutor began what has been described as a political investigation into one of Poroshenko’s former political enemies.
Kulyk’s department charged ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili for allegedly participating in a scheme to finance protests against Poroshenko. “Kulyk told the Kyiv Post he had regularly reported on the Saakashvili case to Poroshenko at the Presidential Administration” and added that “Poroshenko praised him and other prosecutors for going after Saakashvili.”
However, early this year, Kulyk turned on Poroshenko as his re-election chances began to diminish, charging “several of Poroshenko’s allies with money laundering and embezzlement” and triggering a major political scandal in Ukraine.
Members of Nunes’ staff reportedly spoke with Kulyk in their quest to obtain information on both Bidens’ activities in Ukraine as Republicans continue to push their corruption conspiracy theory.