Presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani called for an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden for his suspicious deals with Ukrainian officials that may have benefited his son, Hunter Biden.
Many conservatives questioned Biden’s ethical standards after the former VP bragged about forcing a Ukrainian prosecutor out of office in an off-the-cuff comment about his time taking point on the region during Barack Obama’s presidency.
“I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko and from [Prime Minister Arseniy] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t. […] 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 b***h. He got fired.” Biden bragged during his speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.
This statement was considered very problematic by the public because the state prosecutor he got fired was investigating the company that his son, Hunter, worked for, Burisma Holdings.
It’s because Joe Biden was leading the Obama administration’s interactions with the Ukrainian government, some people questioned whether he poured a $1 billion into the region on the condition that it benefited his son.
As The New York Times recently reported, it is confirmed that Biden’s son likely benefited from the prosecutor’s termination. Joe Biden’s son, however, denied that he was part of the investigation.
“I have had no role whatsoever in relation to any investigation of Burisma, or any of its officers,” Hunter told the Times. “I explicitly limited my role to focus on corporate governance best practices to facilitate Burisma’s desire to expand globally.”
Despite the Bidens’ denial, attorney Rudy Giuliani still wants an investigation.
“I can assure you this all started with an allegation about possible Ukrainian involvement in the investigation of Russian meddling, and not Biden,” Giuliani explained. “The Biden piece is collateral to the bigger story, but must still be investigated, but without the prejudgments that infected the collusion story.”
The Presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his calls for an investigation on his Twitter profile.
While it is not yet clear if there will be an investigation into Biden and his dealings with Ukraine, it’s more than clear that supporters of President Trump are going to want to hear more about the suspicious negotiations. Joe Biden is currently the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump in 2020.