Ukrainian Prosecutor to “audit” the case of Hunter Biden’s company

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Ukraine’s prosecutor-general today said he would review cases related to a Burisma, the gas firm where Joe Biden’s son was a director. This comes hours after House Dems released texts provided by former Ukrainian special envoy Kurt Volker showing US diplomat exerting sustained pressure on Ukraine to investigate Hunter and Joe Biden.

Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka told reporters his office would revisit about 15 cases. “We are conducting an audit of the cases that were earlier overseen by the Prosecutor-General’s Office,” said Ryaboshapka. “We are reviewing all cases that were closed or broken up into separate cases, to make a decision on whether this was illegal.”

Ukrainian officials have previously said the investigation of Burisma focuses on a period before Hunter Biden joined the company’s board. Ryaboshapka echoed this, suggesting prosecutors will focus not on Hunter Biden but on Burisma’s founder Mykola Zlochevsky and other figures. “As far as we can see, this is more a question of Zlochevsky and (Ukrainian businessman Sergei) Kurchenko than Burisma and Biden. This work is continuing and we’ll report on its results later,” Mr Ryaboshapka added.

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