Senators Demand Info on Fmr DNC Consultant Accused of Seeking Anti-Trump Dirt from Ukraine

Friday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding information on  Alexandra Chalupa, a former DNC consultant accused of seeking dirt from Ukraine to use against Trump to help Hillary Clinton.


Per Heavy, Alexandra Chalupa is a former Democratic National Committee contractor and staffer who calls herself a “human rights hobbyist” and runs a Washington D.C. political consulting firm. Chalupa is Ukrainian-American. Her investigations, focusing on former Donald Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election, have provoked controversy.

“Chalupa’s actions appear to show that she was simultaneously working on behalf of a foreign government, Ukraine, and on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign, in an effort to influence not only the U.S voting population but U.S. government officials,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, alleged in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in 2017. Chalupa has denied that she was working for DNC officials in Ukraine during the 2016 election.

Politico reports 

The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees are urging the FBI and Justice Department to provide more information about Alexandra Chalupa, a former consultant for the Democratic National Committee who has come under GOP scrutiny amid the impeachment inquiry.

In a letter sent Friday to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa cited a 2017 POLITICO report that Chalupa met with Ukrainian officials to discuss ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The senators also noted separate news reports that Chalupa spoke with the FBI after her email was hacked during her time at the DNC.

“If this reporting is accurate, it appears that the DOJ and FBI have in their possession material relevant to our Committees’ ongoing investigation into collusive actions Chalupa and the DNC took to use foreign government sources to undermine the Trump campaign during the 2016 election,” Johnson and Grassley wrote.

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Grassley, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, also sent a letter Thursday to the National Archives and Records Administration asking for records of any White House meetings in 2016 between Obama administration officials, representatives for the Ukrainian government and DNC officials.

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