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Tom of Temecula

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Sun Feb 18, 2024, 02:43 AM Feb 18

The same guys who helped Trump's campaign investigate Hunter Biden were paid off by Russians, Ukrainian prosecutors alle [View all]

Three Ukrainian men have been charged with treason in their home country. Prosecutors say the men were being paid off by Russian agents.
The trio helped Rudy Giuliani and the Trump campaign investigate Hunter Biden for the 2020 election.They were also working with Russian spies, Ukrainian prosecutors now allege. Oleksandr Dubinsky, a current MP; ex-lawmaker Andriy Derkach; and former prosecutor Kostyantyn Kulyk are all facing accusations of treason, the BBC reported .

Prosecutors said the trio worked with Russian Gen. Vladimir Alekseyev, the leader of Putin's military intelligence unit GRU, per the BBC. In exchange for working on "information subversive activities" around the 2020 US election, the men were paid $10 million, prosecutors said, according to the BBC.

The men also took Russia's marching orders, working to "discredit the image of Ukraine in the international arena in order to worsen diplomatic relations with the United States and complicate Ukraine's accession to the European Union and NATO," the State Investigative Bureau said in a statement, according to Reuters.

In the lead-up to the 2020 election, Trump relentlessly attacked Hunter Biden, baselessly accusing him of making "millions of dollars from China" and claiming he was corrupt, per the Times. Additionally, Trump's call to Zelenskyy asking for help investigating Hunter Biden and other Democrats was a key factor in his first impeachment in 2019.


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