Who knows what to believe anymore concerning President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden? No one seems to want to dig into the guy’s foreign dealings and whether he actually used his father’s position at the time as vice president to procure million dollar deals. The DOJ said they looked into it, but that was most likely the same typical lip service the people get from the federal government they pay for.
It also seems that if you’ve ever been a Ukrainian prosecutor, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Now this update to the Hunter Biden saga is being reported by BuzzFeed News, so take it how you will.
Former Ukrainian Prosecutor Generla Ruslan Riaboshapka reportedly told the outlet he was fired from his position for refusing to investigate Hunter Biden, allegedly at the request of Rudy Giuliani and former President Donald Trump.
Riaboshapka makes a lot of comments in reference to a July 2019 transcript of phone call the supposedly happened between Giuliani and chief of staff to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Andriy Yermak.
“It reveals an important detail,” Riaboshapka said of the transcript. “Yermak promised Giuliani to open an investigation into Hunter Biden. I didn’t know about the essence of the call. I didn’t know Yermak promised to help Giuliani.”
Giuliani, Zelensky and Yermak have all denied any wrongdoing. Of course, Riaboshapka's take that he was fired because he didn’t investigate Hunter Biden is purely his opinion and he doesn’t really know for sure that was the case.
Here's part of a 2019 interview in which Riaboshapka admitted to having to get rid of government official Konstantin Kulyk, the man who was investigating possible ties between Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Burisma Holdings:
Who knows whether to believe Riaboshapka, but there is video of Joe Biden bragging about how he threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine — to the tune of “$1 billion” — if the Ukrainian government didn’t fire a prosecutor who didn’t do the bidding of former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Here is a transcript of what Joe Biden said in 2018:
And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from [then-President Petro] Poroshenko and from [then-Prime Minister Arseniy] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.
So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him.
I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
For video of Joe Biden’s comments, watch below: