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Former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin — who said he was fired after then-Vice President Joe Biden pressured the president of Ukraine to terminate him as he investigated Burisma, said in a recent interview that he believes Biden and his son, Hunter, were being bribed by the company.
Shokin claims he was fired toward the end of the Obama administration when Vice President Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid if Shokin was not let go.
In an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade broadcast on Saturday, Shokin said there were never complaints about how he did his job and that the entire ordeal “humiliated” his country. He said Hunter Biden was placed on Burisma’s board of directors to protect CEO and founder Mykola Zlochevsky.
“I have no doubt that there were illegal activities engaged in by Burisma,” he said. “As a matter of fact, the criminal case had been started before me. It continued to expand and Zlochevsky, who at the time held the post of minister and was the founder and CEO of Burisma, started bringing in people who could provide protection for him. Hunter Biden was among them and the corruption network expanded as a result. So, yes, to answer your question, there was no doubt in my mind that Burisma was engaged in illegal activities.”
Shokin said he was fired because had he continued his investigation, he would have “found the facts about the corrupt activities that they were engaging in.”
He said it would take “half a day” to detail all the different counts that prosecutors were looking at and that the company was involved in illegally producing and selling gas.
When asked if Joe Biden or Hunter Biden were getting bribes, Shokin answered, “I do not want to deal in unproven facts, but my firm personal conviction is that, yes, this was the case.”
“They were being bribed,” he said. “And the fact that Joe Biden gave away $1 billion in U.S. money in exchange for my dismissal, my firing, isn’t that alone a case of corruption?”