This move – potentially damaging to Biden's current presidential bid – comes not from a "perfect phone call" with President Trump, but rather by a court order. Shokin's lawyer, Oleksandr Teleshetsky, said that after the recent ruling, Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is obliged to start digging:
"They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative. They are required to do this by the decision of the court. If they don't, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms."
Worthy Of Investigation?
Viktor Shokin was fired due to pressure from Joe Biden, as Biden himself stated openly at a 2018 Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) event. Shokin had been investigating Burisma Holdings, the company for which the former vice president's son, Hunter Biden, worked and was paid a handsome $80K per month. It has long been a source of wonder why someone so uniquely unqualified would be the recipient of such largesse.