Once Joe Biden entered the race for the Democratic nomination, polls began to show him as a strong challenger to Donald Trump. The president has already gone on the attack against Biden, slamming him at a recent campaign rally.
Now the White House is employing another strategy to take the air out of Biden’s nomination bid. Trump lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, will be visiting the Ukraine in hopes to highlight and urge on an investigation involving Biden’s son, Hunter.
Giuliani has requested to meet with Ukrainian President-elect, Volodymyr Zelensky to speak about the case. The lawyer says of his trip, “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do.”
Republicans claim that Joe Biden pressured the Ukraine to dismiss a prosecutor who was investigating a company which employed Hunter Biden.
The former New York City mayor continued:
“There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper. And this isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop. And I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government.”
Hunter Biden has denied any wrongdoing. He said in a statement, “I have had no role whatsoever in relation to any investigation of Burisma, or any of its officers. I explicitly limited my role to focus on corporate governance best practices to facilitate Burisma’s desire to expand globally.”
A Ukrainian deputy involved in the case also claims there was no US pressure to close the matter. Vitaliy Kasko said, “There was no pressure from anyone from the U.S. to close cases against [Burisma Holdings owner Mykola] Zlochevsky,” Kasko said. “It was shelved by Ukrainian prosecutors in 2014 and through 2015.”
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