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    Republicans in Congress to Probe DNC Ukraine Connection in 2016 Election

    Republicans in Congress to Probe DNC Ukraine Connection in 2016 Election

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley – Did the DNC break the law?

    The DNC is alleged to have worked with Ukrainian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 election by damaging Trump. This isn’t getting as much attention as the Russia story but let’s face it, nothing does.

    Republicans in Congress are taking an interest, however.

    Brooke Singman reports at FOX News:

    Trump’s not alone: Congress digging into DNC-Ukraine connection

    Republicans in Congress have joined the White House in asking questions about the extent to which a Democratic Party consultant may have worked with Ukrainian officials to hurt then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential bid last year.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote a letter earlier this week to the Justice Department asking whether the Democratic National Committee broke the law. Grassley, R-Iowa, specifically asked if the DOJ was investigating Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American DNC consultant who allegedly had meetings at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss incriminating information about Trump campaign officials.

    President Trump, trying furiously to tamp down the controversy over alleged Russian coordination with his associates, has questioned why the same scrutiny is not being applied to the Democrats’ alleged Ukraine connection.

    In a Tuesday tweet, he complained about the lack of an investigation into Ukraine efforts to “sabotage” his campaign.

    This short video from FOX goes over the basic facts:

    Trump administration lawyer Jay Sekulow addressed this issue in a recent appearance on CNN.

    Partial transcript via Real Clear Politics The key exchange comes at the end:

    Sekulow: Democrats “Actually Exchanged Documents With Foreign Government” In Ukraine

    SEKULOW: Well, the Ukrainians — you know, I go back to the Ukrainian example. I know you don’t want to discuss it because you say it’s not being investigated, which raises the question.

    But, here, in the Ukrainian situation, they actually exchanged documents from a foreign government. So…


    TAPPER: Because Paul Manafort did work — because Paul Manafort did work in Ukraine, people in Ukraine wanted the United States to know.

    SEKULOW: Yes.

    TAPPER: But that was all from a legal and public hearing.

    SEKULOW: Well, wait a minute — well, wait.


    TAPPER: I don’t…

    SEKULOW: He was running — but, Jake, he was running the campaign at the time.

    So, I mean, when we’re acting like this is some kind of one-off thing that never happens in campaigns, and you just stated the evidence of exactly what took place there, right.


    TAPPER: No. Nobody from — nobody from the Ukrainian government met with the Clinton campaign. Again, as I said…


    SEKULOW: That’s not true. There were representatives at the Ukrainian Embassy. The Politico report was clear. Go ahead. TAPPER: Again, I know you want to change the subject.

    Here’s the video:

    Jake Tapper sure does seem reluctant to discuss the issue, doesn’t he?

    Featured image via YouTube.


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    OleDirtyBarrister | July 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    If I were POTUS, I would have strongly considered Jay Sekulow as my A.G. and Ben Shapiro as my Press Secretary. Both are good at maintaining their composure and handling their opponents. Sekulow would be a far more fierce and intimidating A.G. than Sessions ever will be.

    LibraryGryffon | July 27, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Just to make things weird(er?), I’ve seen suggestions that Brett Kimberlin is somehow tied into this too.

    Hmmm. I don’t visit here often, maybe once or twice week, started a couple of months ago. I gotta say I am impressed with the tone and level of knowledge displayed in the comments. One does not find such level of civility and insights of this depth very often.
    In no small ways, I believe that is the indirect result of the caliber of the man that runs this show. So, thank you, Professor!

    Oh sure, on second thought, you have numbers here too that will not tolerate another’s viewpoint, and are easy with throwing insults at writers with whom they disagree. Mostly ’cause they feel themselves outclassed and puff themselves up by tearing others down. But, luckily, they are few and far between.

    Cleetus | July 28, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Could it be the Republicans has found evidence that at one time they had a vestigial spine?

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