Collusion Narrative Comes Back To Haunt Dems in Report, DNC Sought Dirt on Trump from Ukrainians

Democrats and much of the establishment media have been squawking about “collusion” between Donald Trump and Russia since the election, only for them to be silenced by the collusion-free Mueller report.
The president may now be largely vindicated, but there is still some suspicious collusion which needs to be investigated. Only it appears to have come from the left, and it was not with Russia but with Ukraine.
Investigative reporter John Solomon has been on a roll lately. We’ve already covered his efforts to dig into the Fusion GPS debacle, where it seems likely that the DNC paid activists for a false dossier and encouraged officials in the Obama administration to use their power to sway an election.
But Solomon is just getting warmed up.
On Thursday, he wrote a scathing Op-Ed piece for The Hill which laid out the case that Democrats tried to collude with the foreign government of Ukraine in a desperate effort to derail Trump. 
“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,” Solomon wrote.
“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,” the Op-Ed continued.
Trying to gather information is one thing. While a bit shady, that kind of opposition research is fairly common within political campaigns. But if the veteran investigative journalist is right, the DNC pushed the boundaries of ethics by trying to get Ukrainian officials to meddle in the 2016 election.
“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,” Solomon wrote, citing the ambassador. 
“[Ambassador Chaly] says the embassy considered her requests an inappropriate solicitation of interference in the U.S. election.”
Through a statement released by the Ukrainian embassy, the ambassador made it clear that they were suspicious of DNC contractor Chalupa’s efforts.
“The Embassy representatives unambiguously refused to get involved in any way, as we were convinced that this is a strictly U.S. domestic matter,” Chaly said. 
Solomon said that he spoke with a Ukrainian political officer named Andrii Telizhenko, who worked for the ambassador.
The journalist quoted this foreign official and alleged that the DNC operative Chalupa admitted that her goal in meeting with Ukrainians was to stop Donald Trump. 
“She said the DNC wanted to collect evidence that Trump, his organization and Manafort were Russian assets, working to hurt the U.S. and working with Putin against the U.S. interests,” Telizhenko told the journalist.
Remember, that claim of Trump being controlled by Russia has been disproved repeatedly, most recently in the Mueller report. Yet this false narrative was being openly pushed to foreign officials by a DNC consultant — and the purpose was clearly to take down Trump.
“She indicated if we could find the evidence they would introduce it in Congress in September and try to build a case that Trump should be removed from the ballot, from the election,” recalled Telizhenko, the embassy staff member.
If this shocking claim is true, it means that it was actually Democrats who were purposely attempting to collude with a foreign government to influence a U.S. election.
It’s time for the truth to come out.
The left must be held to the same standards they demanded when they thought they could impeach the president — and if it was actually Democrats who were colluding, the American people have a right to be outraged.
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