A phone call between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been leaked online. During the call Poroshenko admits that the prosecutor Biden wanted fired in 2016 had no evidence of wrongdoing against him but he was forced to resign anyways. Biden then immediately agreed to a promised $1 Billion loan guarantee that was reportedly being withheld.
The prosecutor had been investigating Biden's son, Hunter's company. Hunter Biden was added to the board of Burisma—a Ukrainian national gas company—in 2014, according to The Federalist. This was during a time when the U.S. Ukraine policy was being managed by Joe Biden. Burisma was caught up in allegations and corruption when Hunter joined and an investigation into the company was launched by Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin.
Biden boasted about forcing the prosecutor to resign in 2018 at an event for Foreign Affairs. He spoke about threatening to withhold U.S. loans of $1 billion from the country if they would not fire him.
After the prosecutor was fired, the investigation was dropped within six months. It was then reopened last year, though it has been moving at a slow pace. Biden forced Shokin's removal around the time that Shokin was planning to question Hunter.