There has been a tremendous amount of attention paid to the question of Russia’s alleged hacking of the Democratic entities and alleged Russian “interference” during the election campaign.
But there has been virtually no coverage of the role that Ukraine played in trying to influence the election on behalf of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.
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.
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.
The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.
The whole Politico article is worth checking out.
But the gist is that the Ukraine operatives were working with the DNC to attack the Trump campaign.
So this wasn’t just a foreign government allegedly doing something of its own accord.
It was an operation of a foreign government against an opposing candidate in league with the DNC.
The DNC has declined comment, according to Politico.
So where is the media attention?
Hillary Clinton spoke yesterday, saying “Democracy was under attack”.
She just failed to mention that she is the one behind the attack…