The Ukrainian prosecutor at the heart of President Donald Trump’s baseless Joe Biden conspiracy theory was seen as corrupt by Trump’s own Republican colleagues.
Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH) and former Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with five of their Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in February 2016 pressing him to make “urgent reforms” to the prosecutor general’s office.
The letter, first surfaced by CNN on Thursday, expressed the lawmakers’ concern over allegations of “persistent corruption in the Ukrainian political system” that Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general at the time, had failed to combat.
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