Ukraine’s top law enforcement office on Friday reportedly announced that it would begin a review of a number of past cases, including several involving Burisma, the company at which former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden previously served as a board member.
The Associated Press reported that Ukraine’s General Prosecutor Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced the review into all past cases closed by his predecessor, several of which are related to Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky.
Burisma is at the center of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine related to a call with the Ukranian president where he asked him to investigate the Bidens.
The prosecutor general told the AP that they are reviewing 15 cases that are related to Zlochevsky and Burisma, but did not say if any were related to Hunter Biden.
According to a Reuters report, Ryaboshapka said that he was not aware of any evidence against Hunter Biden.
He added that he did not feel pressure over the case.
“Not a single foreign or Ukrainian official or politician has called me or tried to influence my decisions regarding specific criminal cases,” he said, according to the AP.
Trump has accused Joe Biden without offering evidence of using undue influence during the Obama administration to push for the ouster of a prosecutor that was investigating Burisma.
Trump’s accusation and his efforts to persuade Ukraine’s president to open the probe became the central part of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower raised concerns about the president’s conduct on the call with the Ukrainian leader.
Democrats have argued that Trump attempted to place undue pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open a probe into Biden by tying such a decision to the Trump administration’s military aid for Ukraine, a charge Trump and Republicans have denied.
The president has spent recent days lashing out at Democrats and top intelligence officials over the claim, which he has argued stems from a whistleblower report filed by a partisan operative.