He better get ready…
Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for records on the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor after Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold aid. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the U.S. Department of State (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:19-cv-02893)).
The suit was filed following failure by the State Department to respond to a request by FOIA for access to the following records on May 7, 2019:
- Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Mykola Zolchevsky and Shokin’s resignation at Ukraine’s Prosecutor General.
- Any and all records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any official, employee, or representative of the Office of the Vice President regarding Viktor Shokin.
In a widely distributed video, Joe Biden confirmed that he successfully pressured the Ukrainian government to fire Shokin, who allegedly launched an investigation into Burisma, allegedly paying $50,000 a month to Biden’s son Hunter, under the threat of withholding $1 billion in U.S. government aid.
“The latest assault on President Trump is an obvious attempt to protect Joe Biden from the corruption scandals involving his son,” said Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch’s latest lawsuit will be the first to of many to try to get to the bottom of this influence-peddling scandal.”