While on ABC News's “This Week” Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, was asked whether it was appropriate for members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to seek help from Ukraine.
Referring to Politico's story from January, where a Ukrainian-American operative consulted with DNC operatives in the American embassy in Ukraine in order to expose Russian connections to the Trump campaign, host Jonathan Karl asked Schiff if it that was acceptable for the DNC to do.
Schiff had to admit it was not:
Karl: So let me ask you, I understand Hillary lost and I understand this effort was not as elaborate as the as...as the Russian effort, but was it acceptable or wouldn't it have been acceptable for the Democrats to accept help from the Ukrainian government in this campaign.
Schiff: No, it wouldn't be appropriate for the Democrats to accept help from the Ukrainian government.
Schiff, however, went on to say — referring to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian-connected people — that “real evidence is coming forward that cannot be ignored.”