With the Russian collusion hoax now dead, attention has shifted toward the origins of those anti-Trump machinations, and that has led investigators to look closely at neighboring Ukraine, where rumors have long persisted that certain officials had lent assistance to the Democrats’ effort to undermine and defeat then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
The liberal media establishment has been quick to dismiss any talk of Ukrainian collusion with Democrats as the stuff of baseless conspiracy theories, but now audio and emails have emerged that strongly support the assertion that Ukrainian officials did indeed aid in Democrat efforts to sink Trump’s candidacy, largely by exposing the shady activities and connections of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to the Daily Wire.
Glenn Beck of TheBlaze has done yeoman’s work unearthing and compiling a plethora of confusing tidbits of information into an understandable picture that reveals how the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, in coordination with multiple journalists, colluded with Ukraine to find and publish material designed to negatively impact Trump’s electoral chances.
One such piece of evidence supporting the notion that Democrats engaged with Ukrainians to hurt Trump in 2016 is a leaked email written by a DNC operative named Alexandra Chalupa.
Somewhat surprisingly, Chalupa’s role in the Ukraine collusion was first revealed in a Politico piece published in January 2017, prior to Trump’s inauguration. That article noted that Chalupa had worked with Ukrainian Embassy officials to find dirt on Manafort’s endeavors in Ukraine and alleged ties to Russia, some details of which were reported at the time and led to his being removed from Trump’s campaign — and later, to his conviction in federal court on a series of charges.
The leaked email from Chalupa, which was addressed to a DNC official named Louise Miranda, read, “Hey, a lot coming down the pipe. I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last night at the Library of Congress, the Open World Society forum. They put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort.”
“I invited (Fusion GPS-connected reporter) Michael Isikoff, who I’ve been working with for the past few weeks, and connected him to the Ukrainians. More offline tomorrow, since there was a big Trump component you and Lauren need to be aware of that will hit in the next few weeks. Something I’m working on that you should be aware of,” Chalupa added.
That email from Chalupa seemingly pales in comparison to an audio recording of a former top Ukrainian official admitting to helping Clinton and the Democrats in their bid to dirty up Trump in 2016. That official was Artem Sytnyk, former director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in Ukraine, who was convicted in a Ukrainian court in 2018 of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.
In the translated recording, Sytnyk admits that he provided assistance to the Clinton campaign, while also describing her as being part of the political establishment with “hegemony” across the U.S. and the world, and thus potentially helpful in terms of furthering Ukraine’s interests. Interestingly, however, he also says that the manner in which Trump has conducted his presidency is in fact in the best interests of the American people.
As for his role in the anti-Trump collusion with Democrats, Sytnyk admitted to turning over “black accounting” records related to Manafort that were subsequently made public by the media and which exposed the questionable business dealings in which Manafort was involved prior to joining the Trump campaign.
Time for accountability
It has long been suspected that Democrats coordinated with Ukrainian officials to damage Trump during the 2016 election, and now there is even more evidence to support what can no longer be dismissed out of hand merely as paranoid, partisan ramblings. There was definitely a conspiracy at work, and it isn’t a theory any longer.
Hopefully, Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham will soon reveal what they have learned following recent contacts with Ukrainian officials willing to come clean about what their fellow colleagues did in 2016, and maybe some of those who conspired against Trump in 2016 and beyond will finally be held accountable.