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Ukraine Probe of Biden Heats Up in Kiev, Just as Democrats Try To Rally behind Him

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EIRNS—Investigative reporter John Solomon, author of many exposures on how the Clinton machine flooded the press with Trump-Russiagate stories, is now exposing the candidate the Democrats wish to rally around for the Presidency—Joe Biden.

Solomon posted on his Twitter account @jsolomon Reports, yesterday, his article for justhenews.com website, headlined, “Ukrainian Court Throws Wrench into Joe Biden’s 2020 Election Plans,” with the kicker “Judge orders legal probe of former VP forcing ouster of prosecutor investigating gas firm employing his son Hunter Biden.”

Fox News reported Feb. 28 that Ukraine investigators launched a probe into Joe Biden over allegations that he pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the country’s top prosecutor in 2016, according to a report that Fox News reporter Dom Calicchio.

The probe was opened in response to a court order, after the ousted prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, made an appeal for action on it. Shokin’s attorney, Oleksandr Teleshetsky, told the Washington Post: “They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative. They are required to do this by the decision of the court. If they don’t, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms.”

Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations confirmed a probe was underway, the Washington Post reported, but told the daily that in Ukraine, anyone may seek such a court order, thereby claiming that Shokin’s attorneys made the Bureau of Investigations launch the case. Shokin has objected to his removal since his ouster, claiming that Biden, now the Democratic frontrunner for U.S. Presidential candidate, pushed for his firing because the prosecutor tried to investigate Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company where Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was a highly paid board member, reportedly receiving $83,000 per month, wrote Calicchio.

While both Bidens have denied wrongdoing, in a video from a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018, Biden is heard bragging about using his influence to get Shokin fired, including threatening to call back a $1 billion U.S. government loan guarantee to Ukraine unless Shokin were fired. Biden conveyed to the CFR his conversation with the Ukrainians: “I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting $1 billion.... I’m leaving here [Ukraine] in six hours. If the prosecutor’s not fired in six hours, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch—he got fired,” the Vice President laughed.