Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said that Giuliani applied for a visa for the entry of former Ukrainian Attorney General Viktor Shokin into the United States around January 2019. Shokin was ousted in 2016 from his position as the best prosecutor in Ukraine, after Western leaders, including Biden, had expressed concerns that he was not prosecuting any corruption cases.
Giuliani answered no questions from CNN on Friday. The White House did not respond to the request for comment. Kent's lawyer refused to comment on this story.
When asked, a State Department official said the visa records are confidential under US law, and the ministry does not discuss the details of individual cases.
In general, applicants under US law must be interviewed by a consular officer of a diplomatic mission in the US. A visa application can be refused for a number of reasons, including when the information under review "falls within the scope of one of the inadmissibility or inadmissibility grounds of the law," reads the State Department's website.
According to a summary of his interview with Shokin contained in the documents, Giuliani claimed that Shokin "believes that the current Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch has refused his visa." and found that Yovanovitch was "near Mr. Biden". In her recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Yovanovitch said she had met Biden several times during our long reign. Neither he nor the previous government has ever directly or directly addressed the issue of Burisma or Hunter Biden with me.
Giuliani's efforts to promote a smear campaign against Yovanovitch eventually resulted in her resigning her post in May.
But Shokin also had a bad reputation with many US and European diplomats, given the criticisms he was not aggressive In 2016, Shokin was forced to step down as a senior prosecutor in Ukraine on internal and pressure from Western governments and financial institutions.
One of the leading proponents of Shokin's resignation was Biden, who at the time was blocking the Obama administration's anti-corruption efforts
Shokin has alleged that Giuliani has told CNN that Biden has pressed for his removal to stop a Burisma investigation, and there is no evidence that the Obama administration's drive to remove Shokin was included the attitude of this investigation, which is two years before the Resignation of Shokin rested.