Skip to comments.Ukraine has registered a criminal case on pressure from former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden.
Posted on 02/27/2020 9:26:10 AM PST by elpadre
The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) has registered a criminal case on pressure from former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden on former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin.
"The SBI has added information on the criminal offence to the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations," Shokin's lawyer Oleksandr Teleshetsky said during a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency on February 27.
The case was opened under an appeal from Shokin. The court obliged the SBI to register the proceeding.
In his motion, Shokin spoke of pressure put on him by Biden, Teleshetsky said.
"The reason for the pressure was the investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine into grave crimes of international corruption linked with the activities of former Ecology Minister of Ukraine Mykola Zlochevsky and top managers at the Burisma company," he said.
Shokin's motion was filed with the State Bureau of Investigations back on January 28, 2020, but information about the criminal offence was added to the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations only on February 24 after the country ordered the bureau to register the case, Teleshetsky said.
The case was opened under Part 2 of Article 343 (on the charge of interfering in the work of an official of a law enforcement agency), he said.
Even though Shokin included Biden's name in the motion, which prompted the opening of the case, the investigation itself mentions only a "U.S. citizen," without giving any names, Teleshetsky said.
The SBI is also handling criminal cases opened in response to Shokin's motion on charges of disclosing pretrial probe secrets to employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, he said.
"Bearing in mind the fact that a possible suspect in all three of these criminal offences could be Joseph Biden, as a person who, in our opinion, is involved in these events, we deem it necessary to merge all the cases into one, in order to ensure an effective investigation and set up a competent investigative group, as well as a group of experienced prosecutors who can ensure the investigation within a reasonable period of time," Teleshetsky said.
It is also advisable to invite the U.S. to take part in the investigation, he said, adding that he would forward the relevant request to the Prosecutor General's Office.
"We'll definitely do this. This is one of the priorities in this criminal investigation, because this case can't be investigated without involving mechanisms of international legal cooperation," Teleshetsky said.
"Judging by remarks Biden allowed himself to make in public, Viktor Mykolayovych Shokin has sufficient grounds to believe that it was him [Biden] who masterminded and, to a certain extent, perpetrated those criminal offences to which Shokin alerted the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine," he said.
Greek law enforcement agencies, in turn, are investigating Shokin's mercury poisoning in 2019, Teleshetsky said, adding that Shokin himself links this incident to Biden.
"The results of this investigation are not yet available today. We don't have sufficient grounds to assert...file motions and requests with the law enforcement agencies of Greece before they establish the objective truth in all circumstances... Possibly, they will appear tomorrow or the day after tomorrow," he said.
As reported, in a number of interviews, U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudolph Giuliani has claimed that the former vice president interfered in Ukrainian politics and was involved in incidents of corruption. For instance, Giuliani alleges that former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin was dismissed at Biden's request, allegedly for investigating Burisma's connections with his son Hunter Biden.
Shokin said in late January 2020, that he had survived mercury poisoning in Greece five months before, after which he had to undergo lengthy medical treatment.
They better go after “The Other Bidens” as well.
Don’t want Joe to weasel out of it...and blame his doppelgangers. ;-)
Lol. More than Barr has done. Fat Sessions hasn’t given as much as a parking ticket. He complained that Trump’s tweets don’t allow him to do his job.
I tend to agree, because, apparently, he thinks his job is doing nothing.
This caught my eye, but I have to admit it sounds more like a Romney/CIA mission.
Your Opinion, no facts but I detect a level of defiant fear in your post
Wishful thinking as many here express, some quick arrests and then back to the show and the machine goes forward with the majority of Apparatchiks in place
Useful idiots who are willing to die for the cause, as another slides into place
Biden is protected by the Republicans in the Senate.
Ask Rudy Guiliani
The DC political motto: Cant buy them off, then just do away with them!
Rome was not built in a day
Got it so far?
OK, the Deep State and the money Laundering machine and subversion of our country has many players and layers
Still here, great
Think of it as a multi level multi player game if that helps paint a picture
The people at the top have people right behind them looking to move up if an opportunity arises. If you take down the most visible ones the players behind simply move up and assume the slot of the ones taken down
The machine is designed just as in the Mafia to be resilient, it will not die because the top dog gets shot. This is a story as old as time and why the Mafia still exists even after many arrests and convictions.
They just adjust and keep going, always someone from the lower realms ready to step in and keep it going. The Mexican Drug Cartels follow this model, multiple “Families” who always have an new Boss in place to take over when the old one is killed
So in closing, quick hits as it seems you need do not solve the larger problem, the layers and players underneath
Called a conspiracy, and more than Hillary and others are involved, and they do not live in this country either
Now this is getting serious. Existing treaties:
Unfortunately, there is no extradition treaty. Perhaps one could be put in place shortly?
Pretty slick move by Biden’s gang...
Uke Pukes Joe and Hunter should be in a Ukraine prison for extortion and interference in politics. Our goodwill, hard-work, great intentions and honor have been destroyed under kickback/extortion schemes called foreign aide. We see that there is NO JUSTICE in America to deal with this depth of wickedness.
Maybe you can produce a 'GLOBAL' board game for the world to play.
Yes in a larger picture, this is not a “local” issue as the conspirators abhor nations and see the world as one big clump of people they seek to rule
They have allegiance to one thing only, Power
The United States is a block that needs to be pulled down so they can proceed with the larger plan
And Absolute power corrupts absolutely
But to your response, this is not a game, it is for real and those who think otherwise will cry the loudest when the curtain comes down
But by then it is too late
How interesting you posit this, there already was one out there and it was “popular”
A little mental conditioning to soften the response?
And note the CDC was right in the thick of it!
Posted from an article on LinkedIn
China Kills Pandemic Game on Apples App Store in China
Published on February 27, 2020
Editor in Chief at The Last Futurist
Sorry gamers, Plague Inc., a wildly popular epidemic-themed simulation game, has been removed from Apples App Store in China.
The game simulates the spread of a pathogen globally. However recently the creators say that they were told the game includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China. China is more strict with games that may have sensitive content, and considering the situation in Hubei Province and Beijing, it’s understandable.
Sorry Apple users in China. iPhone users can no longer download a popular epidemic-themed smartphone game in China as the country is fighting the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus.
The game includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China. It’s a bit weird since it was the most popular game in China’s paid section for a while.
Apple of course has to side with the Chinese Government. The removal is certain to reignite a debate over whether Apple should remove apps from its App Store on the request of governments around the world.
Perhaps Plague is too much of a reminder of Dr.Li and other things that have been taken off China’s social media platforms. Apple is stuck in the middle at times. Plagues creators said in statements that it was the most popular paid game in China for many years and that it was not designed to sensationalize disease outbreaks.
Plague is one of the most popular iPhone games, and has been consistently in the top of Apples App Store charts since it launched in 2012.
China is getting more strict about gaming rules, and even limiting the amount citizens can play games.
In January, the game was booming and perhaps was getting too popular.
On Thursday, it was the top paid game in the United States. It has also risen in China, according to estimates from app analytics firm Sensor Tower. It had been downloaded 2.2 million times in China, with about 9% of those downloads since the start of January.
Yet what happens in Wuhan, stays in Wuhan, and its gotten the world a bit skeptical about some of the official numbers of the novel coronavirus coming out of China where it must balance social stability, its economic reputation and a major public health crisis. China mitigation best standard procedures have been praised by epidemiology experts.
With cases down across China, things are slowly moving back to normal though it could take many weeks with a likely peak of its epidemic in April. It’s not clear how broken supply chains are or how many SMEs will go out of business due to the macro event.
Gaming that can Undermine Confidence is Illegal
I’ve played Plague, it’s a really good game. It existed 7 years before the Wuhan outbreak. It was the No. 3 paid app in China before removal, Sensor Tower said. It was the best-selling app in China at one point in January, according to the BBC.
So why would China choose to ban the game?
With cities on lock-down and travel outside the home limited in many regions, clearly professionals are working more remotely and people are perhaps gaming more.
The company who made the game is also somewhat baffled. “It’s not clear to us if this removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing,” the company said in the post. “However, Plague Inc.’s educational importance has been repeatedly recognized by organizations like the CDC.”
If a State can ban a game because it things it’s dangerous for social stability, what does that mean for the future of censorship in China?
Developed by UK-based Ndemic Creations, the game puts players in control of a pathogen they can use to destroy the world before humanity adapts to it. My guess is it helped some people in China cope with the stress of the novel coronavirus and the pressures it has meant for its economy, freedom of movement and family relatives perhaps being vulnerable.
The CDC seem to have an opposite relationship with the game. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually invited founder James Vaughan to speak and ran a Q&A on its website about the game.
Ali S. Khan, who led the CDCs Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, wrote in a 2013 blog post. The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics. It’s probably less scary and more educational than China itself realizes. I’m not sure they audited the game properly.
What do you think?
What do I think, this is all part of a devious plan
So it is now official. Nancy managed to impeach Biden.
This sentence makes it sound like Giuliani himself alleges. A correct sentence would include that Giuliani has documentary evidence, statements of witnesses, and the recorded video of Biden himself that are a slam-dunk case for bribery and other crimes committed by both Bidens and the former corrupt US Ambassador Yovanovitch.
But by then it is too late
I hear you.
I'm sorry that some of my comments were a little less than serious on the matter.
No worries, laughter at their folly is a natural response as well as making light of it but then we must take action, lest they take our jesting as bending to their whims
I know you care, and I join you in the fight,
I will always leave it all on the field
And to this invasion I will never yield
Sic Semper Tyrranis!
It’s been over a year since Barr took office. Rudy took down the mob in NY and they never recovered.
The Deep State is a house of cards and an effective prosecutor can use RICO to bring the whole thing crashing. Barr is either slow walking this or he thinks everyone thinks like you.
They are still going hard after Trump people for process crimes. Why not go after the deep state with same bullshit tactics?
They don’t have unlimited resources like the US Govt does. The JD can bankrupt every idiot and drown them in legal fees. This is not really that hard. They do it to our side on a regular basis.
Barr is a lowlife. He is Deep State. Trump needs to fire him after the election and have the next AG investigate him and bankrupt him, like his JD has done to Roger Stone and General Flynn and continues to do.
The evidence is smacking the general public in the face and this guy can’t get low level squids in the FBI to flip? Please.
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