Originally published at: FLASHBACK: Politico Claims ‘Ukrainian Efforts to Sabotage Trump Backfire’ in 2017 | Sean Hannity
An article published by Politico in January 2017 is shedding more light on President Trump’s relationship with the leader of Ukraine; claiming the Democrats’ plot to collude with Kiev officials “backfired” during the 2016 race for the White House.
“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found,” wrote Politico.
“A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.,” added the website.
“There’s little evidence of such a top-down effort by Ukraine. Longtime observers suggest that the rampant corruption, factionalism and economic struggles plaguing the country — not to mention its ongoing strife with Russia — would render it unable to pull off an ambitious covert interference campaign in another country’s election. And President Petro Poroshenko’s administration, along with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, insists that Ukraine stayed neutral in the race,” wrote the author.
Read the full story at Politico.