“Democratic congressional candidate Evelyn Farkas sent out a fundraising letter on Thursday slamming a Washington Free Beacon report on her ties to a lobbying effort by the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and arguing that she is the best candidate to stand up against foreign political influence.
Farkas, a former Obama administration official, participated in Burisma’s extensive public relations campaign in Washington, going on a trip to Kharkiv, Ukraine, bankrolled by the gas company while working at a think tank that received funding from Burisma, the Free Beacon reported on Monday.
Farkas, whose campaign had declined to comment on her involvement with Burisma prior to publication, blasted the Free Beacon report as “a false article” and claimed it tied her to “a fake scandal.”
The fundraising email included an image of the Free Beacon website with the article’s headline covered by a large box labeled “FALSE,” obscuring any mention of Farkas’s association with Burisma.
(…) The campaign asked supporters to “rush a donation” to Farkas, who is currently running against over a dozen other Democrats in New York’s 17th Congressional District primary. She has billed herself as the candidate who can best prevent “foreign interference” by the Russian government in U.S. elections, according to her website.” (Read more: The Washington Free Beacon, 3/05/2020) (Archive)