Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ukrainian officials on Saturday said they were offered $5 million in bribes to end a probe into energy company Burisma's founder, but said there was no connection to former board member Hunter Biden whose father is running for the U.S. presidency.

The Ukrainian company was thrust into the global spotlight last year in the impeachment inquiry into whether U.S. President Donald Trump improperly pressured Kiev into opening a case against his rival for the November election race.

Trump wants an investigation into the Democrats' 2020 candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son.

Artem Sytnyk, head of Ukraine's national anti-corruption bureau (NABU), said three people had been detained, including one current and former tax official, over the bribe offer.

The money was the largest cash bribe ever seized in the country, NABU said. It was put on display during a press briefing, brought by masked men in see-through plastic bags.



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That alt-right created straw man is dead and buried, yet these troglodytes will dig it up, LOL.
Just like the Trump admin and the rest of the (R)tards , And their media, to keep on doubling down on dead horses.

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-06-14 08:26 PM | Reply

"Let's put an end to this once and for all. Biden Jr. and Biden Sr. do not appear in this particular proceeding," Nazar Kholodnytsky, head of anti-corruption investigations at the prosecution service, told Saturday's briefing.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2020-06-14 09:07 PM | Reply

But Biden stayed on the board. Not criminal but stupid.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-06-16 08:19 AM | Reply

#3 - no evidence he knew, no indications from the Prosecutor's statements, nada, but there you are with your unfounded statement right after I posted, from the Prosecutor, the statement "Let's put an end to this once and for all."

But you just can't do it. Nope. The truth is just so unfair!

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2020-06-16 08:29 AM | Reply

"Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board in 2014 and left in 2018."

But this bribery scheme just happened:

"Ending the probe was to be a birthday gift for Zlochevsky, who turned 54 on Sunday, officials said. It would have allowed him to return to Ukraine without risking arrest.

Prosecutors said the detained suspects agreed to the alleged bribe at a meeting Wednesday. They said Shevchenko met with Ilyashenko, Kicha and Mazurenko on Friday for the handover.

Ilyashenko carried three large travel bags stuffed with cash, prosecutors alleged."

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-16 08:39 AM | Reply

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