Leaked recordings of telephone conversations between Joe Biden and the previous President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was released by the Ukrainian legislator. It is reported by the New York Post.
The edited recording was played at a press conference on Tuesday in Kiev, Andriy Derkach, who said that he has evidence that Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company, which employs Biden’s son, hunter Biden, has paid former Vice-President Joe Biden’s $ 900 000 for lobbying.
Derkach said that he had received the record, which is made by Poroshenko, from the “investigative journalists”.
Audio with English subtitles was later posted on YouTube.
In one of his talks, Biden and Poroshenko discuss the implications of the resignation of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin and the appointment of his replacement.
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In the released records did not mention or hunter Biden Burisma.
Derkach, a former member of the Pro-Russian Party of regions, insisted on instituting corruption cases against Biden. He and Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President trump, met in Kiev in December.
Derkach said earlier that Biden has put pressure on Ukraine in December 2015, to make Shokin to resign, and as an incentive offered guarantees for a loan of $ 1 billion.
The Biden campaign responded to the release of records, saying that its unveiling is part of the ongoing efforts of the Russian harm Biden.
“They heavily edited it, and all this jerk failed miserably”, – said the press-Secretary of the Biden Andrew Bates in an interview with the Washington Post..
Trump and others say that Biden insisted on the dismissal, Shokin, because Shokin investigated Burimi.
Political party, Poroshenko, European solidarity, said that the release was designed to draw Ukraine into the U.S. presidential election in 2020.