Maybe there’s one or two Republicans who are actually concerned with how the history books view their complicity with Donald Trump’s crimes. If so, Mitt Romney might be in their number, because he went on record Tuesday on Capital Hill stating the obvious, that there is no evidence that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Axios:

“I saw no evidence from our intelligence community, nor from the representatives today from the Department of State, that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests that Ukraine interfered in our elections. We have ample evidence that Russia interfered in our elections.”

Why it matters: Some Republicans in Congress — most notably Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) — have renewed claims recently that Ukraine meddled in the election, seeking to justify President Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine’s government to announce an investigation.

  • However, it’s the overwhelming consensus of the intelligence community that it was Russia, not Ukraine, who systematically interfered in the 2016 election.
  • Intelligence officials recently briefed senators that the alternative narrative about Ukraine has been propagated by Russian intelligence services. That briefing was consistent with the impeachment testimony of former White House adviser Fiona Hill.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Community, also said on CNN Tuesday: “I bet I sat through 25 hearings, briefings, meetings, probably more on the question of what happened in 2016. In none of those meetings was there ever a hint, a breath, a suggestion, a word that somehow Ukraine was involved.”

It’s always a good day when a sitting Republican senator decides to go against the majority of Republicans who are pushing a conspiracy theory and speak the truth. It gives one hope. Not much, considering the corruption of this particular iteration of the GOP, but some. We take what we get, and look forward to better days, right?

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6 Comments on "Mitt Romney Jumps Off GOP Bandwagon Pushing Conspiracy Theory Ukraine Interfered in 2016 Election"

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deea118
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And I thought he was going to stand up for the right thing. The brain dead Trump disease at work again. (I guess I should have expected that he would do this since he’s a Republican.) SMDH!

mae
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Maybe mitt is the voice for the 30 or so, ‘silent republicans,’ who would vote for impeachment. Something might be happening, Lindsey Graham just floated censoring Trump, instead. Laughable, I know, but still, maybe a tiny crack in the wall.

itsazoo20
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What is so telling to me is that we are hopeful with just one daring to rear his head above the ramparts for a NY minute. Now we have to begin to actually see the concerted unraveling of their for crap, false narratives and talking points. I may start to get excited if this begins, but for now I’ll take the crumbs we are getting. This is for now so frustrating.

Diane Fisher
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