Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor: No Evidence Of Wrongdoing By Joe Biden Or His Son
President Donald Trump and his allies are working hard to convince the American people that former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, are guilty of corruption regarding their activity in Ukraine — but Ukraine’s top prosecutor says there is no evidence to support the claim.
According to The Hill, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Bloomberg News in May that Hunter Biden and his former company Burisma are not currently under investigation by his office.
Further, Lutsenko said he has seen “no evidence that the vice president's demand for Ukraine to dismiss the country's former prosecutor general was related to investigations into Burisma.”
“I do not want Ukraine to again be the subject of U.S. presidential elections,” Lutsenko said at the time. “Hunter Biden did not violate any Ukrainian laws — at least as of now, we do not see any wrongdoing. A company can pay however much it wants to its board.”
At the time of Joe Biden’s dealings with the country, former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin faced accusations of corruption himself, and he was in the midst of investigating the younger Biden’s company.
The former vice president insisted that Shokin be removed from office, threatening to withhold $1 billion in loans to Ukraine if the prosecutor was not booted, The Hill reported.
Both Bidens have denied any wrongdoing. The former vice president said earlier this year: “All the reports indicated that not a single, solitary thing was inappropriate about what my son did. He never talked to me. He never talked to anybody in the administration.
“There was no communication with my office. We never once spoke about it. It came out of a law firm in New York City that he was working with. He never once asked me. Never discussed anything with me. And with all the investigation that’s been done, there’s not a single piece of evidence that he ever talked to anybody in government about it.”
Trump and others, including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, have continued to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, accusing the two of corruption with regard to Shokin’s ouster.
But the president now stands accused of corrupt behavior himself, as it appears he has abused the power of the office for personal political gain.
Biden is one of Trump’s potential opponents in the upcoming presidential election.