While the entire establishment has gone totally insane over conspiracy theories that Donald Trump is a Kremlin puppet, a very important story is being ignored. None other than Hillary Clinton was the beneficiary of foreign meddling in the election by the Ukrainian government and its domestic agents. One of those domestic operatives was working for the DNC at the time of the alleged Russian hacking incident and may have been an early source who was feeding the claims to selective reporters in the media.
A bombshell report by Politico reveals this rather inconvenient truth that has been deliberately ignored by the media, Obama’s intelligence agencies and the Democrats as it could completely transform the current narrative and throw cold water on the anti-Trump witch hunters.
According to the Politico story entitled “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire”:
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.
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. But they were far less concerted or centrally directed than Russia’s alleged hacking and dissemination of Democratic emails.
Russia’s meddling has sparked outrage from the American body politic. The U.S. intelligence community undertook the rare move of publicizing its findings on the matter, and President Barack Obama took several steps to officially retaliate, while members of Congress continue pushing for more investigations into the hacking and a harder line against Russia, which was already viewed in Washington as America’s leading foreign adversary.
Ukraine, on the other hand, has traditionally enjoyed strong relations with U.S. administrations. Its officials worry that could change under Trump, whose team has privately expressed sentiments ranging from ambivalence to deep skepticism about Poroshenko’s regime, while sounding unusually friendly notes about Putin’s regime.
Poroshenko is scrambling to alter that dynamic, recently signing a $50,000-a-month contract with a well-connected GOP-linked Washington lobbying firm to set up meetings with U.S. government officials “to strengthen U.S.-Ukrainian relations.”
The Politico piece goes on to note that Alexandra Chalupa (spelled just like the Taco Bell value menu item) played a key role in pushing stories on Trump-Putin ties to Hillary friendly media lickspittles while in the employment of the DNC. This is a rather substantial detail that should be relevant considering that the Obama regime, the politicized intelligence agencies and John McCain-Lindsey Graham are hellbent at using the Russian hacking conspiracy theory to undermine the incoming Trump administration and sabotage improved relations with Moscow if not provoke an outright war before the inauguration.
More from Politico:
In an interview this month, Chalupa told Politico she had developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials and private intelligence operatives. While her consulting work at the DNC this past election cycle centered on mobilizing ethnic communities — including Ukrainian-Americans — she said that, when Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign began surging in late 2015, she began focusing more on the research, and expanded it to include Trump’s ties to Russia, as well.
She occasionally shared her findings with officials from the DNC and Clinton’s campaign, Chalupa said. In January 2016 — months before Manafort had taken any role in Trump’s campaign — Chalupa told a senior DNC official that, when it came to Trump’s campaign, “I felt there was a Russia connection,” Chalupa recalled. “And that, if there was, that we can expect Paul Manafort to be involved in this election,” said Chalupa, who at the time also was warning leaders in the Ukrainian-American community that Manafort was “Putin’s political brain for manipulating U.S. foreign policy and elections.”
Chalupa confirmed that, a week after Manafort’s hiring was announced, she discussed the possibility of a congressional investigation with a foreign policy legislative assistant in the office of Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who co-chairs the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. But, Chalupa said, “It didn’t go anywhere.”
Asked about the effort, the Kaptur legislative assistant called it a “touchy subject” in an internal email to colleagues that was accidentally forwarded to Politico.
Kaptur’s office later emailed an official statement explaining that the lawmaker is backing a bill to create an independent commission to investigate “possible outside interference in our elections.” The office added “at this time, the evidence related to this matter points to Russia, but Congresswoman Kaptur is concerned with any evidence of foreign entities interfering in our elections.”
— Alexandra Chalupa (@AlexandraChalup) October 24, 2016
Ms. Chalupa’s role was previously revealed by journalist Mark Ames, an American who lived in Russia and who fled after the Putin regime shut down the newspaper he was running in his article “Site Behind Washington Post’s McCarthyite Blacklist Appears To Be Linked to Ukrainian Fascists and CIA Spies”:
One of the key media sources who blamed the DNC hacks on Russia, ramping up fears of crypto-Putinist infiltration, is a Ukrainian-American lobbyist working for the DNC. She is Alexandra Chalupa—described as the head of the Democratic National Committee’s opposition research on Russia and on Trump, and founder and president of the Ukrainian lobby group “US United With Ukraine Coalition”, which lobbied hard to pass a 2014 bill increasing loans and military aid to Ukraine, imposing sanctions on Russians, and tightly aligning US and Ukraine geostrategic interests.
In October of this year, Yahoo News named Chalupa one of “16 People Who Shaped the 2016 Election” for her role in pinning the DNC leaks on Russian hackers, and for making the case that the Trump campaign was under Kremlin control. “As a Democratic Party consultant and proud Ukrainian-American, Alexandra Chalupa was outraged last spring when Donald Trump named Paul Manafort as his campaign manager,” the Yahoo profile began. “As she saw it, Manafort was a key figure in advancing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda inside her ancestral homeland — and she was determined to expose it.”
Chalupa worked with veteran reporter Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News to publicize her opposition research on Trump, Russia and Paul Manafort, as well as her many Ukrainian sources. In one leaked DNC email earlier this year, Chalupa boasts to DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda that she brought Isikoff to a US-government sponsored Washington event featuring 68 Ukrainian journalists, where Chalupa was invited “to speak specifically about Paul Manafort.” In turn, Isikoff named her as the key inside source “proving” that the Russians were behind the hacks, and that Trump’s campaign was under the spell of Kremlin spies and sorcerers.
So here we have an insider from the DNC who is at the nexus of this entire Russian hacking story which would seem to be extremely fishy. This is even more so when considering that the DNC denied the FBI access to their allegedly hacked servers in the aftermath of the “Russian” penetration last summer. As Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg puts it “Some Election Interference is More Equal Than Others – How Ukraine Meddled on Behalf of Clinton” which is worth a read.
Now that the Senate has moved to launch an investigation of Trump administration figures over their purported ties to the Kremlin including incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn who was fired by Obama over his opposition to administration policy on dealing with ISIS and radical Islam it stinks to high heaven that Hillary’s ties to foreign elements trying to swing the election in her favor are completely ignored. This is not a mistake but rather it is intentional and should lead to some very serious questions being asked about the nature of the Obama regime and John McCain’s relationship with the government in Kiev.
The Politico expose is massive and can be read here.
Originally published at Downtrend.com