A Ukrainian prosecutor says that the allegation that President Joe Biden got him fired is true.
Viktor Shokin is that Ukranian prosecutor. He recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Fox News.
Shokin is the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the allegedly corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings back when Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was making big money as a member of the company's board of directors.
Given Hunter Biden's lack of qualifications, many questions have been raised about how exactly he got on the board and what exactly he was doing there. This, however, is far from the only controversial part of the story.
Shokin ended up being fired, and there are allegations that Joe Biden - back when he was vice president, under Barack Obama - was instrumental in bringing the firing about. These allegations, in part, stem from Biden himself.
Biden, shortly after the end of the Obama administration, publicly bragged about threatening to withhold up to $1 billion in aid money for Ukraine if Shokin was not fired.
I said, "You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here." 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, he got fired. And, they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
For many individuals, Biden's statement speaks for itself, confirming that he got fired the man who was investigating the allegedly corrupt energy company where his unqualified son happened to be working. But, others, apparently, still need more proof.
Shokin, in his new interview with Fox, essentially confirms Biden's story.
"I have said repeatedly in my previous interviews that [former Ukrainian President] Poroshenko fired me at the insistence of the then Vice President Biden because I was investigating Burisma," Shokin said.
He continued, "[Poroshenko] understood and so did Vice President Biden, that had I continued to oversee the Burisma investigation, we would have found the facts about the corrupt activities that they were engaging in. That included both Hunter Biden and Devon Archer and others."
Shokin went on to say that he believes both Joe Biden and Hunter Biden were bribed. This would confirm the FBI informant report that indicates that the two Bidens received $5 million each for getting Shokin fired.
Biden has responded to Shokin's interview through White House spokesperson Ian Sams.
For years, these false claims have been debunked, and no matter how much air time Fox gives them, they will remain false. Fox is giving a platform for these lies to a former Ukrainian prosecutor general whose office his own deputy called "a hotbed of corruption," drawing demands for reform not only from then-Vice President Biden but also from U.S. diplomats, international partners, and Republican senators like Ron Johnson.