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Republicans in Senate are spreading Russian propaganda

Posted 24 August 2020 at 8:07 am

Editor:

Republicans are pushing Russian propaganda. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis), Chairman of Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, has opened an investigation of Ukraine interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign.

This is a conduit for Russian dis-information. The U.S. Intelligence Community, (ODNI, CIA, DIA, NSA, NGA, NRO, department of defense of Army, Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force), the Mueller Report, and now the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, (report issued 8/18/20), have stated that Russia, not Ukraine, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

The Republican-controlled Senate report stated that Konstnatin Kilimnik, a Russian Intelligence Officer, “Kilimnik almost certainly helped arrange some of the first public messaging that Ukraine had interfered in the U.S. election” (page 108 of the Select Senate Committee on Russian Interference).

This supports testimony under oath by current and former senior officials that Ukraine interference in the 2016 election was Russian propaganda. Including testimony by State Department top Ukraine experts, George Kent, Fiona Hill, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Ambassadors Maria Yovanovitch and David Hale.

Furthermore, Sen. Johnson has been warned by U.S. Intelligence officials that their investigation could spread Russian propaganda. Andrew Desiderio of Politico.com reported, (2/27/20), that: “In a Dec. 5 meeting, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees — Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, respectively — that their probe targeting Biden could aid Russian efforts to sow chaos and distrust in the U.S. political system, according to two congressional sources familiar with the meeting.”

The evidence is clear; Republican are more interested in spreading Russian propaganda, and lies than solving real world problems.

William Fine

Brockport