Written by Staff Writer | May 19, 2020
Oh boy, Joe has even more, explaining to do after Ukrainian parliament member Andrii Derkach released an audio recording of the private conversations between former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and former Us Vice President Joe Biden.
Breaking 911 reports:
Ukrainian parliament member Andrii Derkach has released audio recordings purportedly revealing private conversations between former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
In the audio posted to YouTube, the two discuss then-prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s resignation in exchange for $1 Billion in U.S. loan guarantees, as previously admitted by Joe Biden in a public interview.
At the time, Shokin was probing Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that employed Hunter Biden, the Vice President’s son, to sit on its board.
In the audio, Poroshenko admits there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Prosecutor Shokin—but Biden insisted he be fired.
“And I’m a man of my word,” Biden says. “And now that the new Prosecutor General is in place, we’re ready to move forward to signing that one billion dollar loan guarantee.”
The leaked phone called begin on December 3, 2015, when former Secretary of State John Kerry starts laying out the case to fire Shokin – who he claims is “blocked the cleanup of the Prosecutor Generals’ Office,” and stated, “Biden is concerned about it.” Poroshenko responds claims he is reorganizing the prosecutor general’s office and they won’t be able to pursue corruption charges.
Next, is a February 18th, 2016 phone when Poroshenko informs Biden he has some good news.
“Yesterday I met with General Prosecutor Shokin,” says Poroshenko. And despite of the fact that we didn’t have any corruption charges, we don’t have any information about him doing something wrong, I specially asked him – no, it was day before yesterday – I specially asked him to resign. In, uh, as his, uh, position as a state person. And despite of the fact that he has a support in the power. And as a finish of my meeting with him, he promised to give me the statement on resignation. And one hour ago he bring me the written statement of his resignation. And this is my second step for keeping my promises.”
To which Biden replied: “I agree.”
Four weeks later, in a phone call, Biden says, “Tell me that there is a new government and a new Prosecutor General. I am prepared to do a public signing of the commitment for the billion dollars.”
Next on May 13, 2016, Biden congratulates Poroshenko on “getting the new Prosecutor General,” saying that it will be ”critical for him to work quickly to repair the damage Shokin did.”
“And I’m a man of my word,” Biden adds. “And now that the new Prosecutor General is in place, we’re ready to move forward to signing that one billion dollar loan guarantee.”
The authenticity of the recording has not been verified, however, this audio reveals how the entire deal was orchestrated.