Why does Nancy Pelosi’s son care about the state of soccer in Ukraine?
Paul Pelosi, Jr., a San Francisco-based investor, recently appeared on Ukrainian television UATV to talk about his business in the country.
Pelosi, executive director of the Corporate Governance Initiative, was asked why he was in Kiev.
“Today we’re here to talk about soccer,” Pelosi said.
“We recently got an endorsement from the world sports alliance and we’ve spoken with the Ukraine government about collaboration for soccer for young people,” he said.
“Ukraine has a great history in soccer and we hope to share in that tradition going forward.”
The House Minority Leader’s son’s work there is curious, given the Democrats’ attempts to collaborate with Ukraine to attack Donald Trump.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning whether the Democratic National Committee violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by working with Ukrainian government officials to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign last year.
In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley pointed to a report published by Politico in January laying out DNC official Alexandra Chalupa’s collaboration with Ukrainian politicians to compile research on Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American activist who is no longer affiliated with the DNC, was paid $70,000 as a consultant for the party during the 2016 presidential cycle. She was paid $412,000 between 2004 and last year.
Pelosi said he was in the country talking “certain investment banker things related to soccer.”
He added his organization work to “bring people together in a spirit of cooperation.”
EDITOR’S NOTE 9/27/2019: The television station appears to have now made the YouTube video “private.”
We were able to retrieve a portion of Pelosi’s appearance:
2017 — What's really going on here? Nancy Pelosi's son in Ukraine to talk about "soccer"? pic.twitter.com/LCnF93Rgnc
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