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Reaction from Brad Woodhouse, former DNC communications director and a former Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential surrogate campaign.
The transparency group Judicial Watch on Thursday, it had a Freedom of Information Act filed Biden announced a lawsuit against the state Department seeking more information about Joe ‘ s boast, that he is under pressure Ukraine to fire their top Prosecutor.
The dispute came a day after President Trump tries to turn the tables against the Democrats as they pursue a prosecution request, highlighted what he called Biden’s own possible misconduct in office.
“The latest attack on President Trump is an obvious attempt to protect you, Joe Biden of corruption scandals to his son,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Judicial Watch, the last action will be the first of many attempts to get to the bottom of this influence-bribery-scandal.”
Biden has confirmed this, camera that, when he was Vice-President he success of the Ukraine under pressure, the fire, the office of the public Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings, where his son, Hunter Biden had been a very lucrative role on the Board, allegedly to pay him tens of thousands of dollars per month, despite the limited availability of appropriate expertise.
The former Vice-President explicitly said he threatened to pull nearly $ 1 billion in Obama administration loan guarantees, if Shokin was not shot, may be the Ukraine government is crippling.
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Shokin had accused widely of corruption, while critics charged that Hunter Biden would have, in essence, the sale of access to his father, who had pushed Ukraine to increase natural gas production.
Judicial Watch said that it was followed by the State Department “any and all records concerning, relating to or in connection with Viktor Shokin investigation of the [former Ukrainian energy official] Mykola Zlochevsky, and Shokin cancellation in Ukraine of the Prosecutor General’s office.”
In addition, the organization sought “any and all records of communication between any official, employee or representative of the Department of State and each official, employee, or representative for the office of Vice-President in relation to Viktor Shokin.”
The lawsuit came after the State Department refused to turn over the records after receiving a request in may, according to Judicial Watch.
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The State Department has not “produced the requested records or demonstrate that the requested records are lawfully exempt from production …. notified [to produce Judicial Watch] the scope of the responsive records, which he wants, or to refuse and the reasons for any withholdings … or informs [Judicial Watch], that the complaint is sufficiently specific, negative determination,” Judicial Watch said in its complaint.
The following Trump’s fiery remarks in New York on Wednesday, political scientist Ian Bremmer argues that force Hunter Biden is a lucrative business in Ukraine-rather than Biden, decision-making, from the Ukraine, Prosecutor-that was the real scandal.
To justify the “impossible, $50k/month for Hunter Biden, served on a Ukrainian energy board w zero expertise, unless it’s to sell, he promised,” Bremmer wrote.
And Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has long publicly pushed Ukraine, view in the three-piece, repeated the President, Biden has accused his demand for “transparency” from the Biden in a series of social media posts — and directly, of the corruption..
“We know the corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs laundered $3 million to the Biden family,” Giuliani wrote on Twitter. “But Biden $3 to $4m more has been washed. So you solve all the financial data of all companies with Biden, Kerry ‘s step-nephew, son of notorious Gangster Whitey Bulger’s.”
He added: “should Biden vote records to see if he flew Hunter, to China in Dec. 2013 on AF-2 to facilitate the hunters with the sale of his office to China for a total amount of $1.5 billion. Is there any doubt that China has to compromise against performance VP. But they bought the other pole as well. Guess?”
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The Trump lawyer insisted that Biden, one of the precursors for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, has high-level help.
“Democrat party is said to you a pattern of corruption involving high-ranking members of the Obama Cabinet,” Giuliani. “The multi-million and billion-dollar-pay-for-play is mind boggling. Not Biden family was the sale of office in the Ukraine is only one of the most striking. Slimy Joe is not alone.”