Yuri Lutsenko, the former top prosecutor in Ukraine who is now at center of the scandal over Donald Trump's pressure on that country's government to stage a bogus "investigation" of Democrat Joe Biden, also played a key role in thwarting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's cooperation with Russia in 2016. That allegation, offering perhaps the first direct connection between Trump's Ukraine and Russia election collusion scandals, appears in a stunning new report by longtime investigative journalist Murray Waas, published on Tuesday by The New York Review of Books' online site, NYR Daily.
Not only did Lutsenko allow suspected Russian intelligence agent Konstantin Kilimnik to escape to Russia where he could not be reached by Mueller, but the United States State Department knew about it and said so in a 2018 memo that remains classified, according to Waas' investigation.
Lutsenko, who met with Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in January, joined Giuliani in publicly raising issues over Biden's involvement in the firing of Ukraine's previous prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, as The Inquisitr has reported. Giuliani and Trump both claim that when he was the United States' Vice President, Biden forced the firing of Shokin to halt an investigation of his son, Hunter Biden, who was employed by a controversial Ukrainian energy firm.