HomeConservative NewsHillary Clinton’s Rebuke of GOP Sen. John Kennedy Over Alleged Ukraine Interference Backfires Spectacularly
Hillary Clinton’s Rebuke of GOP Sen. John Kennedy Over Alleged Ukraine Interference Backfires Spectacularly
December 3, 2019
Hillary Clinton speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has been making the media rounds over the last few weeks to discuss all things impeachment, but one thing he’s alleged that has gotten the most attention from the mainstream media and their Democratic allies is that Ukraine also interfered in the 2016 election.
The most recent interview he did where he repeated the allegation was during an exchange with NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday where Todd claimed Kennedy had been “duped”:
NBC host Chuck Todd pushed back at the Louisiana Republican by saying that the US intelligence community had concluded that Russia was behind the interference and that Russian President Vladimir Putin was pushing the Ukraine angle to get the Kremlin off the hook.
“I think both Russia and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election. I think it’s been well documented in the Financial Times, in Politico, in The Economist, in the Washington Examiner, even on CBS,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy also pointed to a report in the New York Times that said a Ukrainian court had ruled in December 2018 that some of the country’s officials violated Ukraine law by interfering in the election.
“You have done exactly what the Russian operation is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been duped?” Todd asked.
Axios was among many news outlets that reported on the Todd/Kennedy interview, with many of them (erroneously) stating the claims were debunked, discredited, etc.:
Sen. John Kennedy argued in a testy exchange with NBC’s Chuck Todd that “both Russia and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election,” claiming without evidence that former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko “actively worked” for Hillary Clinton. https://t.co/u4jrGm73HM
Beyond the “bless your heart” greeting, though, is the audacity of Hillary Clinton complaining about others dividing the country and spreading conspiracy theories about the 2016 election, which she lost fair and square but still refuses to accept:
No one is more responsible for current partisan division than you, @HillaryClinton
You could have accepted defeat in 2016 with grace and dignity
Instead you disseminated an absurd conspiracy theory – that Trump was a Russian agent – to excuse your slipshod campaign
YOU laundered campaign funds through Perkins Coie to funnel payments to Fusion GPS to pay a foreign national, who procured Russian intelligence to create the infamous, fake Russian dossier to start a federal investigation on your political adversary.
The various reports Clark documented were from 2016 to 2018 and came from media outlets like the New York Times, Politico, and the Financial Times.
But silly me. I forgot that election interference by a foreign country only matters when Democrats and the media say it does.
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