New audio recording released by The Blaze appears to show Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk admitting that he attempted to help the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by undermining candidate-Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016.
The story: Alexandra Chalupa, “who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration” and then “went on to work as a staffer, then as a consultant, for Democratic National Committee,” was apparently the link between the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Ukraine, as reported by Politico.
According to the outlet, Chalupa, who was working with the Ukrainian embassy in the U.S., sought to raise concerns about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and suggested that the embassy was working “directly with reporters researching Trump, Manafort and Russia to point them in the right directions.”
Andrii Telizhenko, who at the time worked as a political officer in the embassy, said the Ukrainians “were coordinating an investigation with the Hillary team on Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa” and that “the embassy worked very closely with” Chalupa.
The Blaze points to an email from WikiLeaks from Chalupa to the DNC’s Louise Miranda which reads:
Hey, a lot coming down the pipe. I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last night at the Library of Congress, the Open World Society forum. They put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort. I invited Michael Isikoff, who I’ve been working with for the past few weeks, and connected him to the Ukrainians. More offline tomorrow, since there was a big Trump component you and Lauren need to be aware of that will hit in the next few weeks. Something I’m working on that you should be aware of.
According to The Blaze, Sytnyk released a “black ledger” on Manafort in 2016 which ultimately led to Manafort’s indictment.
In the audio recording released by The Blaze, Stynyk appears to admit working to help Hillary by releasing the “black ledger.”
“I don’t know how, but the Americans got an audio recording of Mr. Sytnik’s conversation: He is resting with his family & friends & discussing how he would like to help Hillary.”@glennbeck reveals the Ukraine transcript the media isn’t talking about.https://t.co/fZHzqMCZbV pic.twitter.com/9jyMLVwdEB
— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) October 5, 2019
“So here he is. He is admitting to tampering with our elections. Admitted working with the Hillary Clinton campaign,” said Glenn Beck during a presentation by The Blaze about Ukraine’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. “He is actually convicted in the highest court in the land in Ukraine. This is all front page news in Ukraine, while we are saying, ‘Was there anyone tampering with the election?’”
Glenn also showed a translation of the Ukrainian tape:
Kolya: Did they, those Russians, help Trump? Your people?
Sytnyk: I think they did. Yeah. I helped him, too. Not him, but Hillary. I helped her.
Kolya: Yeah. Right. Then her position tottered, right?
Sytnyk: Well, this is how they write about it, right.
Ivan: Hillary’s humanitarian aid … [indiscernible.]
Kolya: Well, I’m about … the commentaries. At the time, we were not [indiscernible.]
Sytnyk: Trump … his purely inner problem … issue … they dominate over the external matters. While Hillary, she is — how shall I put it? She belongs to the cohort of politicians who comprise the hegemony in the US. Both in the US and the entire world, right? For us, it’s … sort of … better. For Americans … what Trump is doing is better for them.
Kolya: Well, we have lots of those American experts here now … [indiscernible.]
Sytnyk: Well, there, you see why Hillary lost the elections? I was in charge of the investigation of their “black accounting” records. We made the Manafort’s data available to general public.
Kolya: So what?
Sytnyk: He was imprisoned. Manafort then was the head of the Supreme Headquarter of Trump, right? Then he was dismissed, too, including due to the “black accounting.” After that, he was sentenced to 80 years of imprisonment term. How about Trump? Did he not give a s***. They have their system working there and it works smoothly.
Kolya: Everybody worked smoothly there.
Sytnyk: And when they carried out the elections, a week before the elections, the FBI reopened the investigation in respect of Hillary. So her rating dropped for 7 percent and that’s why Trump managed to win the elections at a pinch.
I’m still unable to understand why he’s fighting with the FBI. They try to catch him on the hand. If it were not the FBI, he would not have won the elections. They torpedoed Hillary’s ratings for 7 percent.
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