My understanding is that the corruption investigation against Shokin was dropped & his seized property was returned. I buy that Shokin wasn't an angel-- at minimum he was about-as-corrupt as, say, Diane Feinstein during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. On the other hand-- Shokin survived an assassination attempt: 3 bullets in his office window. So the anti-Shokin forces aren't bastions of purity, either. So where's the proof of Shokin's corruption? As far as I can tell, the corruption claims against him stopped-- when he retired & stopped investigating Burisma.free thoughtpolice wrote: ↑
Solomon uncritically parrots Shokin a proven crook and liar:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 47001.html
The source which the Independent relies-on in their anti-Shokin article-- "faced a corruption investigation himself."
Does that mean the Independent "uncritically parrots ... a proven crook and liar" too?
Clearly Burisma didn't consider Shokin's investigation to be dormant: as soon as Shokin was removed/ Burisma arranged to meet Shokin's successor, lobbying for the investigation to Become Dormant.free thoughtpolice wrote: Also:
Shokin claimed in May 2019 that he had been investigating Burisma Holdings. However, Vitaly Kasko, who had been Shokin's deputy overseeing international cooperation before resigning in February 2016 citing corruption in the office, provided documents to Bloomberg News indicating that under Shokin, the investigation into Burisma had been dormant. Also, the investigation into Burisma only pertained to events happening before Hunter Biden joined the company.
And-- who cares if the investigation "only pertained to events happening before Hunter Biden joined the company" ? If Burisma did corrupt shit-- and afterward hired Hunter Biden to use his influence to get Burisma out-of-trouble... that's still bad & reflects poorly on Biden.