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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:09 PM

Top U.S. diplomat: no evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 U.S. election

Source: Reuters

POLITICS DECEMBER 3, 2019 / 11:13 AM / UPDATED 22 MINUTES AGO

Top U.S. diplomat: no evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 U.S. election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence that Ukraine - not Russia - interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, undermining an argument used by some supporters of President Donald Trump as he faces an impeachment investigation.

When asked if he agreed that Russian interference in the U.s. election was a “hoax,” U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, the No. 3 State Department official, told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, “No.”

When asked if he was aware of any evidence to support such a theory, Hale said, “I am not.”

Trump and some of his fellow Republican supporters have promoted a theory that Ukraine, not Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. vote.

In a July telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Trump asked Zelenskiy to look into a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election and that an email server used by the Democratic Party was hidden in the country.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:27 PM

1. Easy to dismiss.

Mueller fucking laid this shit out in detail.

The FBI and CIA have given briefings to the Senate on this exact topic - Russia's attempt to shift blame to Ukraine and sow confusion.

The Senate GOP know it's bullshit and they don't care.

Trump is too venal and corrupt to care if it's bullshit.

He may well be too stupid to comprehend that he's being played.

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. :) Another hammer at an already deeply-seated nail. nt

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