Former director of the Trump campaign: Ukraine behind the Democratic Party breakthrough[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 11/11/2019 8:40 • 56 times read[/rtl]
A senior adviser to President Donald Trump said during his 2016 presidential campaign that Ukraine, not Russia, was responsible for a cyber-infiltration of the Democratic Party, according to documents released by the US Justice Department.
According to testimony by Rick Gates, a former assistant director of the Trump campaign, to the FBI, then campaign manager Paul Manafort was telling his aides that hacking Democratic Party email was "probably the work of Ukrainians, not Russians."
According to the testimony, Trump campaign officials said they were convinced that Kiev had orchestrated the matter in such a way as to accuse Russia.
In July 2016, Wikileaks began posting thousands of Democratic Party emails, and US intelligence later said the emails were obtained through Ross's spies and later sent to Wikileaks.
Documents published on Saturday also show that Trump, his top advisers and family members have repeatedly discussed how to seize e-mails obtained by WikiLeaks.
The isolation mechanism threatening the US president intensified on Thursday as the House of Representatives voted on decisive action that would open a new stage in the investigation of the Ukrainian scandal.
Immediately after the vote, Trump denounced "Twitter", "the largest political chase campaign in American history."
On September 24, House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to take the party's risky "isolation mechanism" after Trump's telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky over the summer.
During the call, the US president asked his counterpart to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and the work of his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.