Not an ounce of integrity between them.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
A former Ukrainian diplomat who alleges Kyiv meddled in the U.S. 2016 elections is set to begin sharing documents with three Senate committees, he told The Daily Beast.
The Intelligence Community and FBI Director Christopher Wray have pushed back against Andrii Telizhenko’s accusations of Ukrainian interference, and leading experts in the field say they are part of a “fictional narrative” pushed by the Kremlin. But three Senate chairmen are taking them seriously and investigating the claims nonetheless.
Telizhenko said he spoke last week by phone with staff working under Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and agreed to send documents to them in the coming days. After they’ve reviewed the materials, the GOP leaders will follow up about an in-person interview, Telizhenko said.
“It’s really professional,” he said. “They’re trying to understand what’s going on.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Graham confirmed to The Daily Beast that the three chairmen are working on a joint investigation. That means their three committees–the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee–have come together to investigate Ukraine’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
The Intelligence Community told Senators earlier this fall that Russian security services were pushing the allegations about Ukrainian meddling in 2016, according to The New York Times. For many members of Congress, that put the issue to bed; giving any legitimacy to Telizhenko’s allegations was akin to amplifying a Kremlin disinformation campaign. (“Thank God no one is accusing us of interfering in the U.S. elections anymore,” Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said last month. “Now they’re accusing Ukraine.”)
By the way the Democrats would very much like to see any evidence that these three dig up.
Sens. Feinstein, Wyden, and Peters asked Sens. Grassley, Graham, and Johnson in a letter today for “any evidence” they have that supports an investigation into Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, an allegation that they note is part of a Russian disinformation campaign pic.twitter.com/xox5V8Ulxi
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 17, 2019
You know what? I’d kind of like to see that evidence myself.
I hate to say it but Vladimir Putin deserves a lot of credit.
He managed to conquer much of America (Well the conservative half at least.) without firing a shot, and without losing a single Russian life.