(TruthAndLiberty.com) – The House GOP attempts to impeach President Joe Biden could be facing a new blow after it was revealed that Biden’s attempts to have Viktor Shokin, a Ukrainian prosecutor, removed in 2015 were part of the U.S. government’s policy in 2015.
A U.S. politics professor told Newsweek that unless counter-evidence is found then it is likely that the impeachment inquiry could end up backfiring for the Republican party. This is something that other political figures and analysts have also warned.
In December 2015, then-Vice President Biden threatened Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to the country if Shokin was not removed from his post. Following this communication the prosecutor was let go.
However, there are conservatives who have claimed that Biden’s push to have Shokin removed was part of his efforts to protect Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that his son, Hunter Biden, was sitting on the board of. A newly uncovered pre-meeting memo that the State Department had prepared on November 25 of that year showed that it was a policy of the Obama administration to have Shokin removed.
In the memo, the document noted that Shokin needed to be removed as he was viewed as “an obstacle to fighting corruption” and that he might have even been the source of this issue. Conservative commentator John Solomon was the first to publish this document and has argued that despite the memo, Biden’s choice to push for Shokin’s removal was most likely connected to the business activities of Hunter Biden.
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