Things are coming out in dribs and drabs:
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house ... -collusion
The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ).
The U.S representatives wanted to discuss Manafort and not so much other folks who received money from former President Yanukovych.
FYI, as mentioned in the article:
Agents interviewed Manafort in 2014 about whether he received undeclared payments from the party of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and whether he engaged in improper foreign lobbying.
The FBI shut down the case without charging Manafort.
Now, to the meat:
Kulyk said Ukrainian authorities had evidence that other Western figures, such as former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, also received money from Yanukovych’s party. But the Americans weren’t interested: “They just discussed Manafort. This was all and only what they wanted. Nobody else.”
Nope, couldn't possibly take a look at Gregory Craig. That wouldn't fit the narrative that was being constructed. There's more, another inconvenient character needed to be taken outta the way:
The other case raised at the January 2016 meeting, Telizhenko said, involved Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company under investigation in Ukraine for improper foreign transfers of money. At the time, Burisma allegedly was paying then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as both a board member and a consultant. More than $3 million flowed from Ukraine to an American firm tied to Hunter Biden in 2014-15, bank records show.
According to Telizhenko, U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over. The Ukrainians did not agree. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016, as I previously reported. The Burisma case was transferred to NABU, then shut down.
Yep, Creepy Joe Biden had to get Viktor Shokin to go bye-bye. Couldn't have that nasty investigation going on regarding sonny-boy's payments. Hopefully, the American public start to see the whole 'Muh Russia' conspiracy and subsequent "investigation" for what it was:
Political theater for the stupid.
Although, I am beginning to wonder if some criminal charges may not result from certain actions, particularly regarding abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Stay tuned.
By the way, if you want to know what 'collusion' looks like, take a look at that meeting in early 2016.