Chuck Todd Calls Out Republican Senator For ‘Selling’ Vladimir Putin’s Conspiracy Theories (Inquisitr)


    Chuck Todd Calls Out Republican Senator For ‘Selling’ Vladimir Putin’s Conspiracy Theories – By Nathan Francis (Inquisitr) / Dec 1 2019

    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd pressed back against Republican Senator John Kennedy’s claim that the former president of Ukraine was working to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign, accusing Kennedy of selling the same conspiracy theories being pushed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Todd pressed Kennedy about remarks the Louisiana senator made last week about the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails, saying he wasn’t sure if it was perpetuated by Russia or Ukraine. American intelligence agencies have said that Russia was behind the hacking, though President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the claims.

    At the start of Sunday’s interview with Kennedy, Todd pointed out that the Louisiana senator was forced to walk back the claims about Ukraine in the face of criticism. Kennedy claimed that he misheard Fox News host Chris Wallace in last week’s interview, believing that he was being asked if Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election. Kennedy insisted that there was indeed evidence that Ukraine interfered in 2016 — while admitting that Russia was responsible for the actual hacking — and claimed that the top Ukrainian official was trying to help Clinton win.

    “Russia was very aggressive and they’re much more sophisticated,” Kennedy said, via The Daily Beast. “But the fact that Russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that President Poroshenko actively worked for Secretary Clinton.”

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