Countering media claims that there is "no evidence," the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States has confirmed that a Democratic National Committee contractor went to the Ukrainian embassy in Washington seeking dirt on Donald Trump in the spring of 2016, according to investigative reporter John Solomon.
In an interview with the Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity Tuesday night, Solomon noted NBC News reporter Katy Tur last Friday called the claim "Russian propaganda."
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But Solomon said he has a statement from Ukrainian ambassador Valeriy Chaly that DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa came to the Ukrainian embassy in spring 2016 and "asked for help in finding dirt on Donald Trump in hopes of staging a congressional hearing to hurt Donald Trump in the fall election of 2016.
Solomon said Chalupa also asked that the Ukrainian president visit the United States and spend time with an investigative reporter "trying to turn up dirt on Donald Trump and Paul Manafort," Trump's one-time campaign adviser.
"What did the embassy do? They say they recognized this request for what it was, an improper efforts to influence the election and they refused to cooperate with Miss Chalupa," Solomon said.
"That is a very important confirmation of something that the rest of the media is calling a tinfoil hat conspiracy," he said.