Burisma is owned by a man named Mykola Zlochevsky. After Ukraine's President was removed from office, Zlochevsky went into exile. In 2015, the Ukrainian government appointed Viktor Shokin to investigate and prosecute corruption within the company.
That put Hunter Biden all of a sudden in the crosshairs of a corruption probe.
But the investigation was short lived. Just one year later, Shokin was fired and the corruption probe ended. Just like that, the Vice President's son dodged a real bullet.
The decision to fire the prosecutor coincided with Joe Biden's 2016 visit to Ukraine, which immediately raised eyebrows. The Vice President himself was in country and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a corruption probe into his son's company was dropped.
Without evidence, this was purely speculation. Sure, the timing was suspect. But there was nothing to tie Biden directly to the prosecutor's firing.
Then, in 2018, Joe Biden decided to talk about it. He participated in a Q&A at the Council on Foreign Relations and admitted that he pressured the Ukrainian government to fire Viktor Shokin.
“I remember going over (to Ukraine), convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from (then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko) and from (then-Prime Minister Arseniy) Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor (Shokin). And they didn’t…” Biden admitted.
“They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, … we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ … 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 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.”
Here is a video of that confession.
So here we have the former Vice President of the United States admitting that while on a foreign diplomatic trip, he threatened to withhold US aid funding unless the Ukrainian government fired the prosecutor who was investigating his son's company. And the Ukrainian government complied with the demand.
This isn't a conspiracy theory. This is straight from Joe Biden's mouth.
Why is this back in the news? Media outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has encouraged the Ukrainian government to investigate these crimes. Apparently, one intelligence agency employee was listening in on the call and decided to turn Trump in to the Inspector General.
What isn't clear is whether Trump talked to the Ukrainians about investigating Joe, Hunter, or both of them.
This scandal never got the media attention it deserved when it first broke. The lapdog mainstream media was more than willing to turn a blind eye to Joe Biden's crimes.
But now that Trump's name is attached, the media is running with it. They are desperate to use whatever they can to force Trump out of office.
This is going to backfire. Like every manufactured scandal against the President, the Media is already losing its grip on the narrative. More and more people are learning about how Joe Biden abused his power to save his son from prosecution.
And as that happens, the people will begin to realize that the Bidens are the true villains in this story, not Trump.