Republicans are asking the attorney general to investigate the links between Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and Ukraine if they have not already done so.
The letter was sent on Sept. 30 by Johnson (R-Wis.) and Grassley (R-Iowa) to William Barr expressing their “concerns about foreign assistance in the 2016 election that have not been thoroughly addressed.” Johnson is chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, while Grassley chairs the Senate Finance Committee.
“The Justice Department has yet to inform Congress and the public whether it has begun an investigation into links and coordination between the Ukrainian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Hillary Clinton or the Democratic National Committee. Ukrainian efforts, abetted by a U.S. political party, to interfere in the 2016 election should not be ignored,” the two senators penned in the letter.
“Are you investigating links and coordination between the Ukrainian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Hillary Clinton or the Democratic National Committee? If not, why not?”
Alexandra Chalupa had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration. She then went to work for the DNC, and according to a Politico report, she believed there was a connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. In the letter by the two senators to Barr, they mentioned, “Why hasn’t the Justice Department required Alexandra Chalupa to register as a foreign agent?”
Chalupa took to Twitter on Oct. 1, after the letter was publicly released, “So, @ChuckGrassley, you called for another DOJ investigation into me, Hillary Clinton, and Ukraine, as well as the Bidens? Do tell the public about your close relationship with Manafort. How about your adviser Barbara Ledeen mentioned in the Mueller report, Flynn’s good friend?”
Meanwhile, the State Department has intensified the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. “The process is set up in a manner to completely avoid any appearance of political bias,” a senior State Department official told The Washington Post. The investigation into the emails began just before the end of the Obama administration, and “this has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” said a second senior State Department official. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails …” More than 100 former Clinton aides have been contacted in relation to the investigation in the past few weeks, reported The Post.
At a meeting with Ukraine’s president on Sept. 25, reporters asked President Trump about a probe into the emails of former secretary of state, Hilary Clinton. The president replied, “I think one of the great crimes committed is Hilary Clinton deleting 33,000 emails after Congress sent her a subpoena. Think of that. You can’t even do that in a civil case. She said, ‘Oh well they had to do with the wedding and yoga,” recalled the president. “She does a lot of yoga, right?” quipped the president.