Top Ukraine Official: Joe Biden Was Paid $900k to Lobby for Son's Ukrainian Company
Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach says he has paperwork to support claims during presser
A top Ukraine government official has announced during a press conference that he has documentation, that he says, proves former Vice President Joe Biden was paid $900,000 to lobby for his son, Hunter Biden's Ukranian company, Burisma.
Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the allegation that Biden received the vast sums of money from Burisma for lobbying activities, according to Ukrainian news agency Interfax.
Derkach told Ukrainian media that he has documentation to back up his claim, and says he will upload it to his Facebook page.
"This was the transfer of Burisma Group's funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company," Derkach sais in a statement.
"Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden," he continued.
"The payment reference was payment for consultative services."
Derkach is also alleging that Burisma paid $16.5 million to a group of representatives that included Hunter Biden.
He said Joe Biden used his "political and economic levelers of influencing Ukrainian authorities and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid to Ukraine" to help Burisma.
Derkach says Joe Biden did "helped" them by closing investigations into Mykola Zlochevsky - Burisma group's owner and founder.
According to Derkach, there is a definite link between the firing of prosecutor general Viktor Shokin and a $1 billion loan guarantee signed between the United States and Ukraine two months after.
Shokin was investigating Burisma before he was fired.
"Biden's fifth visit to Kyiv on December 7-8, 2015, was devoted to making a decision on the resignation of [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin over the case of Zlochevsky and Burisma," Derkach said.
"Loan guarantees worth $1 billion that the United States was to give to Ukraine was the point of pressure.
"Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin 'son of a bitch who was fired.'"
The Biden campaign has yet to comment on Derkach's allegations.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lawyer, pointed to Derkach's allegations to support his own claims of the Biden family's corruption in Ukraine.
"This case stinks," former New York Mayor Giuliani said during a Fox News appearance on Wednesday.
"They can run away from it all they want."
Giuliani went on to suggest that there was also corruption involving Biden with China and Romania.