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In Pushing For Ukraine Dirt, Trump Saw Value In Corrupt Prosecutors


There’s a deep irony in the accusations against Joe Biden that President Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine sought to substantiate.

It boils down to this: while claiming that Biden abused his office to corruptly fire a prosecutor whose investigation supposedly threatened his son, Trump found political benefit from two successive corrupt Ukrainian prosecutors, boosting them and allegedly trying to protect one from firing.
The two prosecutors — Viktor Shokin and Yuriy Lutsenko — were eventually fired by their own governments amid allegations of incompetence and widespread corruption that impeded any meaningful investigation into graft in the Eastern European nation.
Eventually, both officials would …read more

Source:: TPM

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