Top Democratic senator warns FBI against giving GOP records from ex-DNC consultant

Top Democratic senator warns FBI against giving GOP records from ex-DNC consultant
Ron Wyden (Image: YouTube screen grab via C-SPAN)

[Ed. – God forbid they should know the truth.]

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned that complying with the records request related to Alexandra Chalupa, who is alleged to have sought dirt from Ukraine about then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election, would have dangerous consequences. Chalupa is a private citizen who claims she was the target of a state-sponsored cyberattack.

“The Senators’ request will have a chilling effect on the victims of nation state cyberattacks, and would discourage them from seeking law enforcement assistance, thereby jeopardizing our national security, limiting our ability to respond to sophisticated cyberattacks, and undermining the civil liberties of American citizens,” Wyden wrote in a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday.

Chalupa, a Ukrainian American activist, met with Ukrainian Embassy officials during the 2016 campaign to dig up Russia-related dirt on Trump’s then-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, according to a 2017 Politico article.

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