Senators grill State Department official on GOP’s promotion of debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory

GOP Spreads Russian Talking Points

David Hale

A Senate hearing on Russia policy became a platform for Democrats to hammer home the point that President Donald Trump, some of his senior officials and Republican lawmakers have been spreading a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

That theory has been at the heart of Trump’s justification for withholding aid to Ukraine in return for an investigation into Joe Biden, his chief Democratic rival in 2020 — a move to leverage US government resources for personal political benefit that has triggered a House impeachment inquiry. For the rest of the story, check the Source: