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Government Watchdog Goes After State Department In Lawsuit Over Biden-Ukraine Prosecutor Firing

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Published on: September 30, 2019

Government watchdog Judicial Watch is once again going after the former Obama State Department in a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain documents relating to the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor after then-Vice President Joe Biden threated to withhold aid.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday against the Department of State, because the State Department failed to respond to a May 7, 2019, FOIA request seeking access to “any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Mykola Zolchevsky and Shokin’s resignation at Ukraine’s Prosecutor General,” as well as “any and all records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any official, employee, or representative of the Office of the Vice President regarding Viktor Shokin.”

Biden has openly admitted on video to withholding money from Ukraine to pressure them into firing the prosecutor, something that the hypocritical Congress is seeking to pin on President Donald Trump in their “impeachment inquiry.”

The video from January 23, 2018, clearly has Biden, speaking at the anti-American Council on Foreign Relations, unequivocally stating what he did in a nonchalant manner.

It looks to me that if there is to be a prosecution, it shouldn’t apply to Trump, but to Biden.  The Democrats are clearly going after Trump for something he didn’t do while promoting a man for the White House who did the very thing for which they are going after Trump!

Biden confirmed that he successfully pressured, under threat of withholding $1 billion in U.S. government aid, the Ukrainian government to fire Shokin, who had allegedly launched an investigation into Burisma, which had purportedly paid Biden’s son Hunter $50,000 a month.

JD Heyes adds:

As The National Sentinel reports:

In a tense interview with a Fox News reporter who asked Biden if he’d ever spoken to his son about that sweetheart deal, Biden put his finger in the guy’s face and told him he ought to be asking Trump questions about Ukraine.

Except the current occupant of the White House didn’t do anything wrong. Biden, on the hand, admitted he intervened on behalf of his son.

The former VP can be seen on video at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations last year admitting he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko unless the latter fired the government’s prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating corruption tied to a gas firm called Burisma. (Related: UNCOVERED: Ukraine ‘whistleblower’ is an anti-Trump Deep State CIA employee who used fake news reports to lodge complaint.)

The company just so happened to have had Hunter Biden as one of its board members — at $50,000 per month.

Biden has, of course, claimed that he never did anything to help protect his son — though, again, he’s on video admitting what he did. 

Democrats know this. They’ve not only seen the video, they know Joe Biden.

The Democrat-aligned “Mainstream” media knows this. They know Biden and they, too, have seen the video. All the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders know too, but they’re political partisans so they refuse to criticize Biden.

And yet, Democrats want to impeach President Trump, who was actually trying to get to the bottom of corruption and criminal behavior while trying to elect a guy president who is guilty of corruption and abuse of power. 

“The latest assault on President Trump is an obvious attempt to protect Joe Biden from the corruption scandals involving his son,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch’s latest lawsuit will be the first of many to try to get to the bottom of this influence-peddling scandal.”

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