Fact v. Fiction: The Firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin
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Almost every element of the GOP claim is untrue. Biden did push for the prosecutor to be fired, but that was consistent with bipartisan US policy and the interests of European Union allies. And more importantly, the US wanted the prosecutor fired because he was soft on corruption.
Claims that the Oversight Committee implicated President Biden in a bribery or corruption scandal overstate what is supported by evidence.
In reality, Joe Biden’s actions were consistent with bipartisan US policy, which sought to remove the prosecutor because he wasn’t doing enough to crack down on corruption – including at Burisma.