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Spicer: Democrats Colluded With Ukrainian Government During Election

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Spicer: Democrats Colluded With Ukrainian Government During Election

Excerpted From The Washington Free Beacon: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday accused Democrats of “collusion” with Ukraine during the election.

Spicer’s comments were likely based on a January report by Politico about how some Ukrainian government officials sought to help Hillary Clinton and hurt Donald Trump, who they viewed as too friendly with their hostile neighbor Russia.

The report went on write that a Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee “met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.” Manafort ultimately did resign from the campaign.

Spicer took a question Monday about whether Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko had discussed making amends for their efforts to undermine Trump’s campaign when the two leaders met last month.

“There’s been a lot more interest in recent days with respect to what the DNC did in coordination with the Ukrainian government to try to collude and achieve a goal of having someone removed, which ultimately did happen,” Spicer said. “I don’t know whether that came up with the president … I know that that story and the DNC’s collusion with the Ukrainian government has definitely gotten a lot more attention since that meeting, so I’m not sure that it was necessarily topical at the time.” Keep reading