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Biden's Ukrainian Oligarchs and Corruption by Oui on Aug. 6, 2017
VP's Son Hunter Biden Joins Ukraine Gas Corporation by Oui on May 13, 2014

No one questions VP Biden's role in fighting corruption and getting rid of the Ukraine czar Viktor Shokin in 2016. It was about oligarchs linked to the Russian community ... oligarchs were minded to switch allegiance to the West and be left alone. Oligarch Poroshenko was the leader to favor Democrats and was quite taken aback when the Electoral College vote went to Trump. Surprise!

    Shokin was appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine on 10 February 2015, replacing Vitaly Yarema. He was a controversial appointee due to his perceived role in blocking prosecutions against those accused of shooting demonstrators in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. As Prosecutor General, he was accused of blocking major cases against allies and influential figures and hindering the fight against corruption in Ukraine.

    Various street protests demanding Shokin's resignation were held. On 2 November 2015, there was an assassination attempt against him when an unidentified sniper fired three shots into his office, but was foiled by the bulletproof glass window. [...] Shokin was formally dismissed in a parliamentary vote on 29 March 2016. The European Union praised Shokin's dismissal due to a "lack of tangible results" of his office's investigations, and also because people in Shokin's office were themselves being investigated.
    [Source: Wikipedia]

Doesn't appear the timeline of and influence of VP Joe Biden had ANY effect on Shokin's dismissal!

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    Saakashvili said that "the last straw that broke my patience" was Ukrainian officials' income declarations made public. The data exposed vast gaps between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent at a time when Ukraine is pleading with the West for financial assistance.

    The declarations placed Poroshenko and several lawmakers from his political party -- the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity -- on a list of the richest individuals in Ukraine, with millions of dollars' worth of assets in cash and property.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 07:36:42 PM EST
Actually, some do where upon controversy arises in the yella sheets and sometimes US courts.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 08:11:31 PM EST
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