New evidence is emerging that suggests Ukraine attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton, according to John Solomon of The Hill.
In an interview yesterday, Ukraine’s top prosecutor revealed that he 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.”
The leak of the files to American media outlets prompted Manafort to resign from the Trump campaign and “gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years,” writes Solomon.
Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s investigation was sparked by the release of a tape recording “purporting to quote a top law enforcement official as saying his agency leaked the Manafort financial records to help Clinton’s campaign.”
Solomon writes that a Ukraine parliamentarian “also secured a court ruling that the leak amounted to ‘an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign’…Lutsenko said the tape recording is a serious enough allegation to warrant opening a probe, and one of his concerns is that the Ukrainian law enforcement agency involved had frequent contact with the Obama administration’s U.S. Embassy in Kiev at the time.”
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