The shoe is now on the other foot as we see the DNC approaching a foreign government for “dirt” on candidate Trump and Paul Manafort…
Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016
The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.
In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country's president to help.
In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly's office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country, in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.
Chalupa later tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment on Manafort’s Russian ties on a U.S. visit during the 2016 campaign, the ambassador said.
Chaly says that, at the time of the contacts in 2016, the embassy knew Chalupa primarily as a Ukrainian-American activist and learned only later of her ties to the DNC. He says the embassy considered her requests an inappropriate solicitation of interference in the U.S. election.
“The Embassy got to know Ms. Chalupa because of her engagement with Ukrainian and other diasporas in Washington D.C., and not in her DNC capacity. We’ve learned about her DNC involvement later,” Chaly said in a statement issued by his embassy. “We were surprised to see Alexandra’s interest in Mr. Paul Manafort’s case. It was her own cause. The Embassy representatives unambiguously refused to get involved in any way, as we were convinced that this is a strictly U.S. domestic matter.
“All ideas floated by Alexandra were related to approaching a Member of Congress with a purpose to initiate hearings on Paul Manafort or letting an investigative journalist ask President Poroshenko a question about Mr. Manafort during his public talk in Washington, D.C.,” the ambassador explained.
Chaly’s written answers mark the most direct acknowledgment by Ukraine’s government that an American tied to the Democratic Party sought the country’s help in the 2016 election, and they confirm the main points of a January 2017 story by Politico on Chalupa’s efforts.
In that story, the embassy was broadly quoted as denying interference in the election and suggested Chalupa’s main reason for contacting the ambassador’s office was to organize an event celebrating women leaders.
The fresh statement comes several months after a Ukrainian court ruled that the country’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), closely aligned with the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, and a parliamentarian named Serhiy Leshchenko wrongly interfered in the 2016 American election by releasing documents related to Manafort.
The acknowledgment by Kiev’s embassy, plus newly released testimony, suggests the Ukrainian efforts to influence the U.S. election had some intersections in Washington as well.
Nellie Ohr, wife of senior U.S. Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, acknowledged in congressional testimony that, while working for the Clinton-hired research firm Fusion GPS, she researched Trump's and Manafort’s ties to Russia and learned Leshchenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, was providing dirt to Fusion.
In addition, I wrote last month that the Obama White House invited Ukrainian law enforcement officials to a meeting in January 2016 as Trump rose in the polls on his improbable path to the presidency. The meeting led to U.S. requests to the Ukrainians to help investigate Manafort, setting in motion a series of events that led to the Ukrainians leaking the documents about Manafort in May 2016.
The DNC’s embassy contacts add a new dimension, though. Chalupa discussed in the 2017 Politico article about her efforts to dig up dirt on Trump and Manafort, including at the Ukrainian embassy.
FEC records show Chalupa’s firm, Chalupa & Associates, was paid $71,918 by the DNC during the 2016 election cycle.
Exactly how the Ukrainian Embassy responded to Chalupa’s inquiries remains in dispute.
Chaly’s statement says the embassy rebuffed her requests for information: “No documents related to Trump campaign or any individuals involved in the campaign have been passed to Ms. Chalupa or the DNC neither from the Embassy nor via the Embassy. No documents exchange was even discussed.”
But Andrii Telizhenko, a former political officer who worked under Chaly from December 2015 through June 2016, told me he was instructed by the ambassador and his top deputy to meet with Chalupa in March 2016 and to gather whatever dirt Ukraine had in its government files about Trump and Manafort.
Read the rest of John Solomon’s excellent article in full and in context here. <Source>
There is little or no doubt in my mind that Paul Manafort would have been given a pass for all past activities had he not served as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman from June to August 2016. Especially since he had previously cooperated with the FBI in other matters. Manafort, like others in the Trump orbit hoping to capitalize from that association in their private business affairs, would probably agree that taking a position in Trump’s campaign was the worst single decision in his life as it left him a broke and convicted felon at age 70. Not to mention the surrender of his law license rather than be disbarred. He was convicted of lying to the FBI, in a case that should have never been brought before the federal authorities and the judiciary.
Although there is no crime of “collusion,” there are various statutes covering “conspiracy” to commit a felonious act. Whether or not Manafort and others can mount successful appeals based on the “poison fruit” doctrine are questionable as their crimes were process crimes relating to lying to federal authorities. A pretty good case for not speaking to the authorities and developing a case of Hillary’s amnesia – a medical condition marked by the ability to remember everything in minute detail except those matters dealing with potential criminal activities.
If there is any lesson to be learned here, it is that the Democrat Party and their Democratic National Committee are thoroughly corrupt and since they were under the control of Hillary Clinton and her associates should be prosecuted. It was the DNC who refused to allow the FBI to forensically examine the allegedly hacked server. It was the DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz who was involved with foreign nationals who had illegal and improper access to Democrat computer servers and files. It was DNC Chair Donna Brazile who leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton. It was the DNC that interfered in the campaign of Bernie Sanders to the benefit of Hillary Clinton.
In the final analysis, the leadership of the Democrats is criminally corrupt and is now on a course to destroy America from within our own country.
We are so screwed.
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