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Senate GOP-Led Committee Cleared Ukraine of US Election Meddling – and Yet Republicans Now Spreading Same Putin Propaganda

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The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017 investigated allegations that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and cleared that country of any actions that would be in any way similar to the attacks by Russia to put Donald Trump in the White House.

And yet increasingly prominent members of the GOP are parroting those widely-debunked talking points that come straight from the Kremlin. Among the Republicans spreading Russian propaganda are House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes of California,  Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, and of course, President Donald Trump.

The Intelligence Committee “thoroughly investigated” the claim that Ukraine attacked the U.S. election, Politico reports, “and found no evidence that Ukraine waged a top-down interference campaign akin to the Kremlin’s efforts to help Trump win in 2016.”

The Committee released a bipartisan report that found, in part, Politico notes, that “there was ‘little evidence’ of a ‘top-down effort’ by the Ukrainian government to sabotage Trump’s campaign.”

On Sunday, for example, Senator Kennedy (R-LA) (video below) said that “Russia was very aggressive and they’re much more sophisticated, but the fact that Russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that [former] President Poroshenko [of Ukraine] actively worked for Secretary Clinton.” That is false.

That 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee report did, however, note that Russia tried to blame Ukraine for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Russia is believed to be behind the crash that killed all 298 passengers and crew members.

Read the full Politico report here.

 

 

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LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Giuliani Scorched for Claiming US Constitution ‘Obligates’ Trump to Extort Ukraine to Investigate Bidens

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‘Lay Off the Shrooms’

The President’s personal attorney is claiming – falsely – that the U.S. Constitution “obligates” President Donald Trump to extort Ukraine to manufacture false evidence of crimes by his top political opponent Joe Biden and the former vice president’s son Hunter Biden.

And he’s getting scorched for these false claims.

Giuliani, a former U.S. Attorney, made the false claims Friday morning on Twitter.

Here’s what Article II, Section III of the U.S. Constitution actually says:

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.”

There is nothing in that portion of the Constitution to support Giuliani’s claims.

Here’s how some are responding on social media:

 

 

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More Than Two Years After Trump Claimed ‘Obama Had My Wires Tapped’ a Soon-to-Be Released DOJ Report Will Debunk That Lie

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Report will put to rest Trump’s claim of being victim to “the biggest scandal in the history of our country.”

The U.S. Dept. of Justice will soon release a long-awaited report that is expected to debunk, among a multitude of far right conspiracy theories and lies, President Donald Trump’s false claim that President Barack Obama wire tapped and spied on him, his campaign, and possibly even his transition team.

Less than two months into his term, seemingly out of nowhere, President Trump took to Twitter to deliver this astonishing claim:

He would go on to make other wholly unsupported allegations, like these:

Trump’s lies were worldwide news. Here’s the UK’s Sky News covering Trump’s claims at the time:

For the next two and a half years, Trump would occasionally, and again, seemingly out of nowhere, make similar false claims – without any proof, ever.

But on December 9 the DOJ will release Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report exposing the president’s claims as lies, according to The New York Times.

As NCRM and others recently reported, that Inspector General’s report is also expected to confirm that the FBI’s multi-pronged Russia probe was not tainted by any anti-Trump bias.

But as the Times notes, the report will find some flaws at the FBI, including in how it handled some FISA warrants and wiretaps.

“Mr. Horowitz’s mixed bag of conclusions is likely to give new ammunition to both Mr. Trump’s defenders and critics in the long-running partisan fight over the Russia investigation. Last week, Mr. Trump described the coming report in a phone interview with ‘Fox & Friends’ as potentially ‘historic’ and predicted ‘perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country.'”

The Times neglected to note that the report will not be “historic” nor reveal “perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country.”

 

 

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‘Nauseating’: ‘CBS This Morning’ Slammed for Softball Interview With Trump Jr Promoting His Book Attacking the Left

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“Never been so disappointed in a news crew in my life.”

“CBS This Morning” hosted Donald Trump Jr. Tuesday morning to talk about his new book that attacks the left and many Americans are asking “why?” Why invite him on the air? The title of Trump Jr’s book is “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”

That alone should have been a heads-up that maybe choosing to interview the president’s eldest son was a bad idea. But it was also a heads up that if they were going to actually interview him, perhaps they should have been prepared?

As many noted on social media, the panel of CBS hosts was not prepared, they let him spew his false talking points and ugly beliefs with little push back, and when the conversation went off the rails they resorted to flattery to get him to change subjects – just like people do with his father.

Case in point: Here is Donald Trump Jr. attacking transgender people live on CBS’s air:

“CBS This Morning” hosts’ solution? Not pushing back, not explaining why his point of view is offensive, but, flattery: “Are you interested in running for political office?”

More flattery: Trump Jr. is identified on the chyron as “The President’s Son.”

Or here: Trump Jr. is reminded polls show a majority of Americans now support impeaching and removing President Trump from office.

“Well I think that was a very plus-D poll,” he says, meaning heavily weighted with Democrats. In fact, among the polls that show majority support for impeaching and removing Trump is a Fox News poll.

CBS hosts didn’t bother to push back on nearly anything Jr. threw at them.

In this same clip, Jr. calls Washington, D.C.’s airport “middle America.”

No pushback.

Trump Jr. kicked off his first two minutes in the interview by attacking House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, then saying, “My father put the transcript out. Read it,” referring to the transcript of Trump’s infamous July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, in which he engages in attempted extortion.

But President Trump did not, at all, “put the transcript out.” In fact, the official White House call summary says it is not a transcript. No actual transcript was ever released.

And yet, none of the three “CBS This Morning” hosts pushed back on Jr’s lie.

Americans are angered at “CBS This Morning,” and with good reason. Take a look:

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