As President Donald Trump desperately tries to put out the firestorm over allegations that he tried to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden’s son, a former Ukrainian prosecutor who investigated a gas company tied to Hunter Biden said Thursday that there was no evidence the former vice president’s son engaged in illegal activity.
“From the perspective of Ukrainian legislation, he did not violate anything,” Yuriy Lutsenko said, according to The Washington Post.
Lutsenko, who served as Ukraine’s prosecutor general from May 2016 until last month, closed the investigation into the gas company Burisma and its oligarch owner in 2017, The New York Times has reported.
According to the report, Lutsenko met with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani earlier this year, and discussed Burisma. Then in March, according to the Times, Lutsenko reopened an investigation into the company, though his spokeswoman has disputed that.
The meetings with Giuliani were referred to in a bombshell whistleblower complaint unsealed Thursday that alleged that Trump had pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens.
In May, Lutsenko told Bloomberg News that his office had found no evidence of wrongdoing against Hunter Biden or his father, Joe Biden.