(Liberty Bell) – A judge in Ukraine has listed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the alleged perpetrator in the crime of firing the state prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, the company where Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board.
Investigative journalist Just the News reported District Court Judge S. V. Vovk in Kiev late last month ordered the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, to be formally listed as the victim of an alleged crime by the nation’s law-enforcement services.
According to an official English translation of the ruling which Solomon obtained, the crime was allegedly perpetrated by “the former U.S. vice president.”
WND says that, as they’ve previously reported, “Ukraine launched a criminal case against Biden alleging he pressured authorities to force the resignation of Shokin. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency, quoting Shokin’s lawyer, reported the country’s State Bureau of Investigations opened the case under an appeal by Shokin.”
Oleksandr Teleshetsky, Shokin’s lawyer, revealed at a press conference on February 27 that the charge is for interfering in the work of law enforcement official.
Interfax said that Biden’s name was included in Shokin’s motion, which prompted the opening of the case. The investigation itself, however, only mentions a “US citizen.”
Biden famously boasted on video at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations that he pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin by threatening to withhold $1B in US aid from the nation if they didn’t.
Just the News explained that Biden being listed in the case is the “new legal twist” in the “infamous story.”
“The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked,” Just the News said.
The court subsequently ruled that there was enough evidence to investigate Shokin’s allegation that it was unlawful for Shokin to be fired at Biden’s behest.
Law enforcement agencies have declined to publicly name Biden as the alleged perpetrators and said only that it is an unnamed American citizen.
Vovk rejected that, however, ruling “a competent person of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine who conducts procedural management in criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020 to enter information into the Unified register of pre-trial investigations … a summary of facts that may indicate the commission of a criminal offense under Paragraph 2 of Article 343 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine on criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, namely: information on interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin, Viktor Mykolaiovych performed by citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”
A lawyer for Shokin, Oleksandr Ivanovych Teleshetskyi, says that officials have yet to comply with the court order, according to Just the News.
He told the outlet: “Viktor Shokin publicly appealed to the president of Ukraine with a request to properly respond to illegal inaction in the investigation of criminal cases that are open against Joseph Biden. Let me remind you that they were discovered precisely as a result of the statement of Viktor Shokin.”