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Ukraine Legal Experts Question Back-Channel Bid for Burisma Probe


Ukrainian legal experts say they are bemused by reports of American back-channel pressure to pursue an investigation of an energy company linked to the son of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, pointing out the Trump administration could have easily achieved its goal through established legal channels. The lawyers say there is a well-established tradition of cooperation between the two countries in criminal investigations, based on the provisions of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) signed by the two countries in 1998.”This treaty extensively regulates all issues related to cooperation and communication between [signatory nations] on criminal investigations,” said Ukrainian …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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