All roads lead to Ukraine/Clinton collusion
While Democrats continue to wait for Godot and the Mueller report, Ukraine's top prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has opened a criminal investigation of a 2016 "illegal intrusion into the American election campaign".
Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Andrei Derkach, an independent MP, also called for an investigation into 'illegal interference in the election of President of the United States organized by a criminal organization.' He wasn't talking about Russia.
Allow me to get out of the way of the stampede of journalists rushing to cover this important story.
What? No stampede?
It must be because of the lack of evidence that Ukraine colluded with the Clinton campaign.
Nope, that isn't the case either.
The Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Artem Sytnyk stated that he helped the headquarters of the U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, as is stated on the audio-recording provided by the Ukrainian MP Boryslav Rosenblat. A person with a voice which sounds a lot like Sytnyk’s says that Clinton was favorable for America and the world, and it would be better for Ukraine if she won.
“I helped him as well. Not him, but Hillary… Internal issues are more important than external ones for Trump. Hillary is one of those politicians favorable for America and the world. It would be better for us, but what Trump does is better for Americans,” Sytnyk admits.
Ukraine's involvement in trying to throw the election to Hillary has been known for a long time. At least some of the facts have been known.
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.
Up until this point, the conviction of Paul Manafort has been the biggest coup of the Mueller/Russiagate investigation.
There's just one little thing: Manafort never colluded with Russia. Manafort colluded with Ukraine.
According to the indictment Robert Mueller filed against him, Manafort was an unregistered “agent of the Government of Ukraine.” He also functioned as an agent of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president from 2010 to 2014, and of two political parties, the Party of Regions and its successor, the Opposition Bloc.
Manafort was not an unregistered agent of Russia. Mueller never alleged that Manafort was a clandestine operative of the Kremlin. He worked for Ukraine, not Putin. Indeed, for much of his time in Ukraine, he pushed his clients against Putin’s interests.
When you look at the actual evidence, it's as clear and obvious as one can imagine.
The collusion was on Hillary's side with Ukraine. Not Russia.
But you will never hear this because that isn't the narrative that the political establishment wants to push. Thus, logic, evidence, and common sense takes a back-seat in this scandal.