Ukrainian Ambassador to U.S. confirms DNC consultant tried to get dirt on Trump – media

10:00, 03 May 2019
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In written answers to The Hill's questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly's office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort's dealings inside the country, in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.

Chalupa later tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment on Manafort's Russian ties on a U.S. visit during the 2016 campaign, the ambassador said.

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Chaly says that, at the time of the contacts in 2016, the embassy knew Chalupa primarily as a Ukrainian-American activist, and learned only later of her ties to the DNC.

The Embassy representatives unambiguously refused to get involved in any way, as "we were convinced that this is a strictly U.S. domestic matter."

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