This may also be fake news but I cannot understand why a left-leaning source like Politico would invent this story. Whether real or more fakery it will not get much traction in the mainstream media because it runs counter to their allegations that Donald Trump’s electoral win is illegitimate.
It has gotten to the point that the first question we must ask is whether the news report is fake.
“Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire”
Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated 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 Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.”
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