An FBI informant claims to possess two pieces of evidence that show President Joe Biden received $5 million after threatening to withold aid to Ukraine until a prosecutor probing the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was fired, House Oversight Committee Republicans told reporters after reviewing the bureau’s informant file in a secure area.
In 2015, Burisma was under suspicion of money laundering and public corruption. Prosecutor Victor Shokin investigated the case before his termination due to pressure applied by then-Vice President Joe Biden, who threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid from Ukraine if the Ukrainian government did not fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma.
He later bragged about the firing during a 2018 appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations.
“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours,” Biden told the audience. “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.
Joe Biden received a $5 million bribe to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor, said Rep.