Skip to comments.Ukraine politician says Mueller focused on Cohen during questioning
Posted on 06/13/2018 10:21:01 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Andrii V. Artemenko, a former member of the Ukrainian parliament, said that his questioning last week by special counsel Robert Mueller focused on his interactions with President Trumps personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
I realized that Michael Cohen is a target [of Mueller's], Artemenko told The Washington Post this week.
Artemenkos comments show that Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, remains focused on Cohen. Mueller previously referred federal prosecutors in Manhattan to conduct a separate investigation into Cohens business dealings.
Artemenko, who was subpoenaed by Mueller last month, met with Cohen one week after Trump took office to discuss possible back-channel peace efforts for Ukraine.
Mueller's questions, Artemenko said, focused on a meeting he had with Cohen on Jan. 27, 2017. The meeting, organized by Trump's business associate Felix Sater, concerned a proposed plan that would have ended the conflict in Ukraine and eventually lifted U.S. sanctions placed on Russia a priority for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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The putz Mueller is desperate and has a few screws loose.
Nothing in his so-called investigation has anything to do with Russia, never mind collusion.
A Ukrainian guy meets Trump’s lawyer after Trump takes office.
To discuss the possibility of a back channel to PURSUE PEACE IN UKRAINE. Jeez...how criminal. Hell, that just might have been the genesis of a plan to settle the war in Ukraine ... for which Trump WOULD CERTAINLY DESERVE A 2ND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
Jeez, world peace....what a crime!
Mueller referred Cohen case to NY office because Cohen wasn’t a part of his probe into Russia collusion. NY office raids Cohen’s client files. Mueller council questions witness about Cohen. lol
We don’t want no stinkin’ peace. We want drug addled, sex addicted adolescents globe trottin around the globe on Air Force One pretending to be important while spreading communism to the drug addled, depressed godless masses.
resign Mueller...and take your dem gang with you.
you are more of an embarrassment every day.
Yes, Crystals. The original Ukraine built time machine had the old Flux Capacitor. They used that to go to the future to get the Crystal drive technology from the Trump DOD, bring it back and retro-fit their time machine. It is all very complicated but it will be explained in Muellers Top Secret Report which can not be released but will be leaked.
Ukrainian Viktor Pinchuk: I gave $29 million to the Clinton Foundation and all I got was access to Howdy Doody."
Chelsea Clinton and Viktor Pinchuk who donated $29 million to Clinton Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine 8/21/16.
OPINION Ukraine Tried to Tip the Election in Clintons Favor
Evidence reveals that Ukraine intervened to tilt the election in favor of its national interests
By Michael Sainato 01/12/17
Politico reported that the Ukrainian Government worked to aid Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. The actions taken by government officials included disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clintons allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.
Those documents implicated Trumps former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who worked as an adviser for now-ousted Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovych. However, the concerns that the documents raised werent in fact over any quasi-Russian ties, though partisan reporting pushed his narrative. Rather, the documents raised the question of whether Manafort declared the income that he had received from the position. The Podesta Group, a lobbying firm co-founded by Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, also conducted work for Yanukovych.
However, the Manafort narrative not only painted Trump as pro-Russian, but also provided the Clinton campaign with a smear campaign while reaffirming its stance against Russia. It was in Ukraines best interest to tilt the election in support of Clinton, who strongly advocated for providing Ukraine with military aid and financial support in order to fight Russian separatists in the country.
Politico noted that Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American working as a consultant for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), met with top Ukrainian Officials in Washington D.C. about forcing Manaforts resignation in order to perpetuate the narrative that Trump is connected to Russia. Both Chalupa and her sister Andrea have strongly pushed the anti-Russian narrative on social media, in addition to advocating that the electors of the electoral college defect from Trump. The report added, Politicos investigation found evidence of Ukrainian government involvement in the race that appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one anothers elections.
In addition to the Chalupas, the co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike, the cyber security firm that the DNC hired to investigate the alleged hacks, Dmitri Alperovitch, also serves as a senior fellow to the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council, which is an openly anti-Russian organization partly . The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, who also happens to be one of the most prolific donors to the Clinton Foundation. The DNC denied multiple requests from the FBI to access their servers, effectively forcing the FBI to rely on CrowdStrikes assessment of the hacks.
The Atlantic Council has propagated anti-Russian sentiment and advocated for bolstering NATO forces in anticipation of a military conflict between with Russia long before Wikileaks released emails from the DNC and Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta. In 2013, the Atlantic Council awarded Hillary Clinton its Distinguished International Leadership Award. In 2014, the Atlantic Council hosted one of several events with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who took over after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was removed in early 2014. In August, Politico reported that Donald Trumps favorable rhetoric to Russia was concerning Ukraine. The article stated, Russia wants Trump for U.S. president; Ukraine is terrified by Trump and prefers Hillary Clinton.
In response to their preferred candidate losing the election, Ukrainian officials are now scrambling to revert from their lobbying for Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently signed a $50,000-a-month contract with a lobbying firm to set up meetings with U.S. officials in the new administration. Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk wrote an op-ed on December 29 in the Wall Street Journal in which he argued that Ukraine needs make compromises to establish peace with Russia. After the election, reports surfaced that Pinchuk donated to Trumps charity to try to gain the same favor and access that his donations to the Clinton Foundation afforded him. The sole reason the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has reached out to President-elect Trumpas well as other world leadershas been to promote strengthened and enduring ties between Ukraine and the West, a spokeswoman for the Pinchuk foundation told ABC News.
While past elections in Ukraine have been viewed as proxy battles between the U.S. and Russia, it appears that the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. faced similar influence from two foreign countries attempting to influence an election outcome preferable to their own national interests.
AFTER THE ELECTION??? OMG!! MULEFACE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED!! TODAY!
WHY did UKRAINE give $29 MILLION to the Clinton Crime Family Slush Fund?? WHY???
The January 27 rendezvous was not the first time Artemenko, a self-proclaimed Trump supporter, made contact with the president's allies. Artemenko met with Trump campaign associates last year and offered to organize a meeting between Trump and Ukraine's ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly. But Chaly ultimately refused to meet with Trump's team, Artemenko said, because the Ukrainian government was backing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at the time.
So Ukraine was still backing Hillary after the election?
“Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election” No he is focused on everything but that. It does not exist so he is digging where ever he can and the weasel is letting him do it.
Meeting after inauguration? Contacts with foreigners are part of the presidents job includung using back channel diplomacy
Is diplomacy what Mueller is trying to criminalize as collusion?
Note to derp state: Trump thinks your war in ukraine that has killed thousands sux worse than making terms with Putin over Crimea
Which is again as it historically was, and at the will of the people, part of Russia
We who elected Trump agree
Too bad if it screws up Bidens financial stake in gas pipelines
Why did Biden go to Ukraine the week before leaving office, anyway?
An unusual trip ...
Deal with it
Musta expected a huge ROI —— IF Hillary got elected.
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