Candidate for the post of Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation Christopher ray promised to find out, invading the Ukraine in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. About it reports «Voice of America».
12 July during a Senate hearing on confirmation of the new head of the FBI, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham asked ray to assess information about the intervention of Ukraine in the election campaign in 2016.
«Investigation of the publication Politico pointed out that an American of Ukrainian descent, who advised the national Committee of the Democratic party, met with senior officials of the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, to expose employee communications campaign headquarters trump Paul Manafort with Russia, according to people directly familiar with the situation. You know about those charges?», asked Graham.
Ray replied, «happy to do it,» and added that «for Ukraine, it would be wrong to interfere in our elections.»
Later, the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders, responding to accusations about Russian interference in the elections, said that «if there is any evidence of a conspiracy during the last presidential election in the United States, this is evidence of collusion between the Democratic party of the United States and the government of Ukraine».
The Ukrainian Embassy in the US denied the accusations and said that «in no way coordinated with the Democratic national Committee, any effort for research or any action against candidates on elections of the President of the United States or members of their teams.»
In January 2017 on the pages of Politico journalist Kenneth Vogel published an article «Ukraine’s Attempts to sabotage trump’s hurt herself».
Fogel, citing the words of ex-employee of the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States Andrei Telizhenko, said that the Embassy allegedly collaborated closely with Alexandra Chalupa, an American of Ukrainian descent, is closely associated with the Democratic party, helping her to gather incriminating material against Manafort.
The candidate Directors of the FBI has promised to check the possible intervention of Ukraine in the elections in the United States 13.07.2017