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Obama administration pressured Ukraine to investigate Paul Manafort during the 2016 election

September 27, 2019

  We already know about the liberal double standard in Washington, for instance it is okay for Democrats to talk to Ukraine officials and ask them to investigate Donald Trump or face losing funds but it is not okay for Donald Trump to ask Ukraine officials to investigate Joe Biden or face losing funds.

  Democratic apologists could possibly defend this by claiming there is a difference between these two examples and that difference is that in the former case there was not an upcoming election whereas there was in the latter, but they might find it a little more difficult to defend this story.

  It turns out this was not the first time the Democrats pressured Ukraine to investigate Donald Trump, the first time was during the 2016 election while Barack Obama was still President.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy noted at National Review on Thursday that then-President Barack Obama’s administration asked Ukraine to investigate Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, in 2016.

McCarthy notes that “the Obama administration’s law-enforcement agencies pressured their Ukrainian counterparts to revive a dormant corruption investigation of Paul Manafort” in the middle of the 2016 presidential election.

Obama administration officials urged Ukrainian prosecutors to investigate Manafort — which amounted to “effectively meddling in the American presidential election.” The results were soon clear: leaks about Manafort’s activities in Ukraine began to appear in the U.S. media, spun in the worst possible light. He was replaced at the Trump campaign and became a target in the phony “collusion” narrative.

  Here we have the Obama administration doing exactly what they are trying to impeach Donald Trump for and they are so arrogant they do not even care about the hypocrisy. The double standard is astonishing and the selective outrage is on full display. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2019 12:11 am

    How to even comment on the charade… yet the GOP remains silent… a few brave house members and that is it… Where is the Senate…let them hold hearings….but no McCain’s twin says he doesn’t want a circus.

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    • September 28, 2019 7:11 am

      I read somewhere that if the House impeaches the Senate can call whatever witness they want to in the trial and that this could be where they make their move to expose the Democrats. We’ll have to see I guess but that sounds like wishful thinking to me.

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      • September 28, 2019 7:45 am

        I doubt they will call a vote for an official inquriy.. that would give the GOP the same rights…. wait until its revealed that Shiff and his henchmen set this up… thats the best outcome at this point that I see

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      • September 29, 2019 6:33 am

        I think you are right and they are only doing this for show up until the election. It is just being used as a political tool and I hope they get exposed.

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