How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost?

Previously, Politico reported that the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington assisted Clinton’s campaign through a DNC contractor. The Ukrainian Embassy acknowledges it got requests for assistance from the DNC staffer to find dirt on Manafort but denies it provided any improper assistance.

Now we have more concrete evidence that the larger Ukrainian government also was being pressed by the Obama administration to help build the Russia collusion narrative. And that onion is only beginning to be peeled.

But what is already confirmed by Ukrainians looks a lot more like assertive collusion with a foreign power than anything detailed in the Mueller report.

The thing about the article is that the Obama White House will plead it was only doing its job of checking into possible illegal acts. Obama will point to his national-security-state apparatus at the time as having given him the idea that there were grounds for investigating.

Of course, that doesn't let that apparatus off the hook. Plus, just how hard did Obama try to check things before acting? If he did nothing, it points to collusion or utter stupidity on his part.

There was, however, definite, undeniable collusion between Russians and the Hillary Clinton campaign. She clearly did what she accused Trump of doing.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.