Trump’s Claims Against the Bidens' Refuted By Former Ukrainian President
Former President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that former Vice President and current 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe Biden never asked him to open or close any criminal cases, despite President Trump’s constant barrage against the Bidens, according to The Hill.
Trump claims that Biden abused his power as vice president when he sought to pressure Kiev to dismiss a federal prosecutor who was investigating a natural gas company; Hunter Biden sat on their board.
However, Poroshenko said in a statement to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, “The former vice president, at least in personal conversations, didn’t raise any requests to open or close any concrete cases.”
Joe Biden has argued that he wanted to prosecutor fired over insufficient efforts to tackle corruption, an opinion that was echoed by “massive campaigns” in 2016 by activists, politicians, and the media that led to prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s resignation.
Poroshenko, backed by two-thirds of Parliament members, accepted the resignation “to restore public confidence and trust” in the prosecutor general’s office and as a way to “move the country forward.”
No evidence has emerged to suggest that Joe Biden acted to benefit his son.