Rep. Schiff admitted this morning that it was inappropriate for Dems to accept opposition info from the government of Ukraine during the election.
This defense of Trump Jr. comes from a Politico report in January.
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.
Schiff points out that it’s not the same scale as what happened with Russia, and I would add that the difference is that Ukraine is an ally and Russia has been a historical foe for the U.S.