Ukraine for Clinton?
Petro Poroshenko and Hillary Clinton, Washington, USA, Sept 20, 2016 (Source: president.gov.ua)
Kiev officials are in big trouble after it was exposed that they have secretly targeted Trump to boost Hillary Clinton. The very dirty move by the Ukrainian officials involved questioning Trump’s capability to lead and spreading documents linking Trump to corruption.
All the operations were pulled out before the election and were a sign that they feared to lose badly on the matter.
The officials also helped Hillary Clinton by digging for damaging information about Trump and his Allies.
Politico reports, “A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort, and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.”
The efforts forced Manafort to resign and were the only apparent effect of their plan to mess with the election.
Wait. Isn’t the story that it was the Russians who influenced the election on Trump’s behalf? The truth is that’s…
The Great Irony
Paul Manafort was the subject of a joint DNC and Ukraine expose. Photo credit: Getty
Vladimir Putin was said to be behind the hacking, and it involves the country’s military and foreign intelligence services. Isn’t it ironic that the DNC cries foul over the Russians “meddling” with the U.S. elections when they also had allies who did?
James Clapper, Director of the National Intelligence, stated that this is the first time they’ve encountered a very aggressive and direct campaign to interfere.
While there is still little evidence that Ukraine directly helped Hillary Clinton, it’s still something that merits a closer look. Even if the efforts did not work, it could still be branded as sabotage.
Information from other sources indicates that the highest donations for the Clinton Foundation came from Ukraine.
Based also on the Politico investigation, Ukraine helped the Clinton team research damaging information against Trump and his advisers–that’s more than ironic.