Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced Friday that he would reopen cases involving Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings as part of an audit of all high profile cases closed or reviewed by his predecessor Viktor Shokin.
Former Vice President Joe Biden bragged in a speech last year that he forced Ukraine to fire Shokin by withholding aid, but said it was because of corruption, not because of investigations into Burisma and his son.
“From the proceedings we have reviewed, there are over 15 proceedings where Burisma, (Hunter) Biden or other Burisma founders might be involved,” Ryaboshapka said. “We will let you know as soon as we have an understanding of the situation.”
Ryaboshapka said that no one pressured him to reopen the cases or investigate Hunter Biden. “No foreign and domestic politicians, officials, or other people ever called me and tried to influence my decisions on any particular criminal proceedings,” he insisted.
The prosecutor also said that he was not aware at this point of any evidence that shows Hunter Biden did anything wrong.
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