Investigation Opened Into Hillary-Ukrainian Collusion
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told The Hill's John Solomon: "Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give a legal assessment of this information."
"Lutsenko is probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, attempted to the benefit of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton," The Hill reported.
"According to the member of parliament of Ukraine, he got the court decision that the NABU official conducted an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign," Lutsenko said. "It means that we think Mr. Sytnyk, the NABU director, officially talked about criminal investigation with Mr. [Paul] Manafort, and at the same time, Mr. Sytnyk stressed that in such a way, he wanted to assist the campaign of Ms. Clinton."
The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, said in 2017: "When it was announced that the Trump campaign hired Manafort, many Ukrainian-Americans were alarmed and concerned it was an early signal that Putin was trying to influence the US election. At that time, I flagged for the DNC the significance of his hire based on information in the public domain."
The new investigation focuses on whether Ukraine's law enforcement deliberately leaked Manafort's financial records during his tenure as Trump campaign chairman in an attempt to sway the election to Clinton.