Dem Rep. Concedes DNC Collusion w/ Ukrainian Gov’t was Inappropriate

( Edmund Kozak, Lifezette) Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday the Democratic National Committee acted inappropriately in colluding with the Ukrainian government to undercut the Trump campaign.

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The Democrats and pundits in the mainstream media have raged over the revelation Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer under the pretense of getting opposition research on Hillary Clinton in June 2016.

Despite Trump Jr.’s assertion that nothing of value came from the meeting, Democrats assert the meeting is evidence of collusion between the Trump camp and the Russians — possibly even constituting an illegal act. Most Democrats who have pushed that narrative have not addressed what they find different, if anything, about the fact that DNC staffers worked with Ukrainian contacts to get damaging information on Trump and his campaign.

In an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Sunday, Schiff was confronted with the January Politico story that detailed the DNC’s extensive efforts to work with the Ukrainian government to affect the presidential election.

Karl quoted the piece: “‘A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the DNC 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 … The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in this 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.'”

“So, let me ask you, I understand Hillary Clinton lost, I understand this effort was not as elaborate as the Russian effort,” Karl said.

“Was it acceptable, or would it have been acceptable for the Democrats to accept help from the Ukrainian government in this campaign?” he asked.

“No, it wouldn’t be appropriate for the Democrats to get help from the Ukrainian government,” Schiff replied.

Schiff is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, one of the two congressional committees in addition to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe investigating Russian interference in the election and possible Trump-camp involvement.

April, Schiff admitted to CNN’s Jake Tapper that there was effectively no evidence of collusion between Trump associates and the Russians.

“I don’t think we can say anything definitively at this point,” he said.

Yet the Politico story Schiff addressed Sunday detailed actual and extensive collusion between the government of the Ukraine and Democrats in 2016.

“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office,” read the article, written by chief investigative reporter for Politico Ken Vogel. “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.”

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  • Gary

    So, where’s “the investigation” on this one? Just as I thought-crickets.

  • Naval Lint

    No screams from the Left about TREASON or COLLUSION? No calls for “special prosecutors”? As Gary said below….”crickets”!

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      With you on this one

  • Thinkingman2025

    Maybe there will be a few mosquitoes buzzing about soon ….

  • Benton Marder

    The Ukrainian government that noq exists was simply expressing gratitude for the coup that brought them into power—gratitude to Hillary for fomenting and finncing their coup against a duly elected president that was friendly to Russia. This was what caused Russia to annex the Crimea to protect vital national security. This was just one of the foreign policy disasters brought by Obama, the Clintons, and the Despicable Party.

    • Ron C

      very true.

    • minefinder624

      Sadly accurate.

    • Gregg Parker

      At least one patriot remembers. Kudos!! The Russian smoke screen begins…

  • John

    Someone better watch his back to make sure the Clinton crime family doesn’t create an “accident” for him.

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      You are SOOO RIGHT

    • Vince

      I’ve ‘STOPPED’ Critizing Hillary for FEAR of ‘Waking-up DEAD’.

  • Ron C

    Any honest citizen will never find anything other then disingenuous hypocritical people in the democrat party…the techie’s have proven that the DNC wasn’t hacked, because of the speed of the download…it had to be a inside theft of the emails, NOT a hack…Seth Rich murder will be the key to the truth.

    • Kenneth Blair

      Bingo Ron C! You hit the nail on the head.

  • Maxine Albritton

    I thought I read that the collusion (computer hacking) had to be done from a computer in the US. probably in Washington DC. So it was not russians hacking but an inside job. If it is broken fix it and get over it.

    • Ron C

      It was down loaded to a thumb drive.

      • Maxine Albritton

        please explain. I barely know how to use a computer. does that mean it was russian or american hacking or no hacking at all.

        • Ron C

          With the evidence I have seen that hasn’t been covered very much, because of on going cover-up…it was most likely Seth Rich, a Sanders supporter, that got the Emails out of the DNC on a thumb drive, which then made there way to Wiki-leaks….the truth will come out, the only thing out so far are DNC & MSM Russian fantasies.

  • Boomergirl

    Both parties work against each other. And Russia spies on both of them, too. But there is only evidence that the democrats worked with the Russians.

  • Yeah, the hypocrisy on this is mind-blowing. Trump Jr. took a meeting with a private lawyer – not a Russian government official – who sought out Trump Jr., not the other way around – while the DNC actively worked to get the assistance of Ukrainian government officials at the embassy. If there’s anything inappropriate here, the action on the Democrat side is 10 times more inappropriate than what happened on the Republican side.

    • minefinder624

      The MSM has been hammering this “Russia” thing for several months now. What do you want to bet the Ukrainian is is only mentioned in passing (gone in a week or two) with little actual time spent on it or details mentioned ?

      • Michael Lloyd

        I never bet against a sure thing.

  • And it’s funny – now that this Ukrainian story is finally getting some media attention – how some Democrats are now quietly backing away from the war-cry of “Trump-Russia collusion!”, just mumbling, “Apparently no legal wrongdoing here…Let’s just forget about it and move on…”. Oh NOW you want to forget about it. 🙂

  • Elfego

    These two faced Evil Democrats are unbelievable.

  • therealworld

    We need a Special Prosecutor, The DNC should be under Investigation……

    • Michael Lloyd

      Trump needs to set up a czar and put him/her in charge of a fleet of special prosecutors.

  • Mike Schneider

    Democratic Motto: blame others for the crimes we commit, trash our constitutional oath in favor of the highest bribe or bidder, use our tax-payer funded offices to collude with others for personal gain or profit. Always sell out our country and people to cover dishonest promises, destroy our history, monuments and education to create a subservient voter base. No matter the means, lie, deny and take no accountability for the crimes we are clearly guilty of.

    • Ron C

      And the sad thing is…people still vote democrat, just because their father did…?

  • davidnrobyn

    Let’s face it: Liberals are not, and never have been, held to the same standard as conservatives. When you stand for truth and morality, you’re held to that standard. When you don’t, you’re not.

    BUT–not standing for the truth doesn’t prevent the libs from slinging mud at those who fall short of perfection.

    • Michael Lloyd

      Sounds like you are calling them hypocrites and justifiably so.

  • Sylvia Avila

    Yes, you are right! where is the investigation on this, and other crimes committed by Clinton’s? Time to get the Clinton’s in and question them! Now! Where is the Judicial Watch on this? Where is the Law? Any Honest people left in Washington?

    • Michael Lloyd

      Judicial Watch is the only group that is involved. They have done more than the AG, DOJ or anybody else. Judicial Watch has uncovered and forwarded tons of information that is just sitting in a corner collecting dust.

      • Sylvia Avila

        What? time to start calling these elite criminals in! Tired of their Lies and open corruption!

  • Gregg Parker

    “Democratic National Committee acted inappropriately in colluding…”. Now that’s the nicest way of saying treason ever! They are the pot AND the kettle and calling everyone else black!! goofballs the whole lot of them!

    • Michael Lloyd

      And the Republicans are just going doe-de-doe-de-doe and not doing a damn thing to fight back. Makes you wonder about their loyalties and purpose. This whole Russian BS should have been shut down long ago. Instead. the farce is being allowed to expand daily.

      • Gregg Parker

        I’ve suspected for years they were lip service but there was no real way to prove it. Having an eager pen in the white house to sign all these wonderful bills they would have introduced if it weren’t for those demoncrats in the administration has exposed them. Now they have to show themselves for what they are.. The real demoncrats in red clothing. Mid terms baby!! Come on populists throw your hats in the ring and pack your suitcases!!

      • Ron C

        The republican’s have been grabbing their ankles for the democrat’s & their MSM for so long, they don’t know how to take charge….as usual they will screw their chance up.