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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:00 PM

Sergii Leshchenko: Republicans keep lying about me at impeachment hearings

https://www.kyivpost.com/article/opinion/op-ed/sergii-leshchenko-republicans-keep-lying-about-me-at-impeachment-hearings.html

Every time U.S. President Donald Trump’s sympathizers bring up my name, “Leshchenko,” at the U.S. House impeachment hearings, I can imagine the effort it takes. The name has a Ukrainian sound in the middle that for a lack of an English equivalent is transliterated as this complicated combination, “shch.” Not an easy one to say.

So to spare American politicians the trouble of having to deal with the “shch” sound, I want to clarify my actions and respond to the accusations made during the hearing by Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and Steven Castor, Republican counsel for the House Oversight Committee.

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Falsehood #1

The first narrative is that I was allegedly a source of information for Fusion GPS, a company that had been preparing a dossier on Trump and his possible connections in Russia. This was claimed by Nellie Ohr in her statement to the U.S. Congress last year.

In their statements, congressmen Jordan, Nunes and counsel Castor assume and sometimes even falsely claim that I was working for the Democrats and “digging” up dirt on Trump and his staff. To stop this flow of lies, I tweeted back at Congressmen Jordan, Nuns and counsel Castor.

I said I’ve never met Ohr or anyone else involved with Fusion GPS. As a member of the Ukrainian parliament, which I had been until August, I have held thousands of meetings over the past five years. But I have never met these people.

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Falsehood #2

The second narrative is that I allegedly tried to undermine Trump’s candidacy in 2016 by targeting his then-campaign manager Paul Manafort. I allegedly did so by publishing the papers known in Ukraine as the “black ledger” of the Party of Regions, the party of the former President Viktor Yanukovych, ousted by the EuroMaidan Revolution in 2014.

Representatives of the
Republican Party say that since the documents mentioned payments to Manafort during his work for Yanukovych, it must mean I did it to hurt Trump’s campaign. Yet these statements don’t pass even the most basic fact-checking.



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Reply Sergii Leshchenko: Republicans keep lying about me at impeachment hearings (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 OP
maxsolomon Nov 2019 #1
dchill Nov 2019 #2
Hekate Nov 2019 #3
wsbradshaw Nov 2019 #4
triron Nov 2019 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #9
triron Nov 2019 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2019 #7
crickets Nov 2019 #8

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. Kick - DU needs to read this man.

He's one of the best things Ukraine has going for it.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:33 PM

2. K&R.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:38 PM

3. KnR

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:06 PM

4. Read the whole article

Please click on the link and read the whole article. Worth your time.

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Response to wsbradshaw (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:30 PM

5. Thanks.

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Response to wsbradshaw (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:10 PM

9. +1

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:31 PM

6. Good find!

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Response to triron (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:25 PM

7. Gotta be another angle to all of this. How about

The country who is actually involved?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:03 PM

8. K&R for visibility

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