Sarah Huckabee Sanders has launched a major comeback against those in the media accusing President Trump of colluding with Russia. She stated in a press conference that if people wanted to see real “evidence of collusion”, then they should check out what happened with the Clinton campaign and the Ukranian government in the run-up to the election.
In 2016, a Democrat party operative, Alexandra Chalupa, met with Government officials from Ukraine to try and get any dirt possible on Paul Manafort who was working with the Trump campaign. Chalupa received the information and passed it on directly to the DNC. This is real collusion.
Legal experts from all sides of the political spectrum have publically stated that Don Jr. committed no crimes. But they all agree that if he had actually received any information, then this would be breaking the Campaign Rules in terms of receiving “donations” or “things of value” from foreign sources. Don Jr. didn’t get anything, the DNC did. Why is there no investigation into this?
As reported in the Daily Caller:
WASHINGTON — White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back Wednesday against the notion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and said that that the only evidence of collusion lies with the Democrats and Ukraine.
Sanders added that if people “want to talk about having relationships with Russia look no further than the Clintons.”
“If there’s been any evidence evidence of collusion in 2016 that has been discussed it would be between the DNC and the Ukrainian government,” she said at a White House press briefing. The answer came after a question related to the release of emails that showed Donald Trump Jr. was willing to accept damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.
She pointed to a story written in January by Politico, which described direct cooperation between a Democratic operative and the Ukrainian government. The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, met with Ukrainian officials to get dirt on Paul Manafort, which was subsequently passed on to the Democratic National Committee.