Romney breaks with Trump claim that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election

Romney breaks with Trump claim that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election

"I'm 1,000% confident that the hack of the DNC was by Russian operatives, no one else", Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill.

"I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternative narrative that the Ukrainian government is a USA adversary, and that Ukraine - not Russian Federation - attacked us in 2016", she said.

The Ukraine interference conspiracy endorsed by Putin, Trump and now Kennedy, has been soundly debunked not only by US intelligence agencies, but also by a Republican-led Senate committee in 2017. "It wasn't Ukraine. Russia was behind the stolen DNC emails and [John] Podesta and all that good stuff". "All I've seen is press reports that no one has validated".

Graham has a record of disagreeing with Trump on military and intelligence issues, and usually sides with the military and the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) on national security concerns.

Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Lindsey Graham of SC insisted on Tuesday that Ukraine had not meddled in the 2016 presidential election, pushing back against a debunked conspiracy theory being promoted by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters, including the authors of the recent Republican impeachment report.

"I am not", Hale said. "I think Iran did".

Further casting doubt on the GOP theory of Ukraine engaging in a coordinated attack on the USA election, Politico reported this week that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee already investigated the possibility and didn't find the evidence it was looking for.

Twelve days after he said that, sources tell CNN, Chalupa met with staffers on the committee for a more-than-two-hour meeting covering a range of subjects, including why she was so alarmed in 2016 to learn that candidate Donald Trump had hired Paul Manafort, who worked with corrupt Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

That Republicans were witting tools of Russian intelligence was revealed by Dr. Fiona Hill, a former official at the U.S. National Security Council specializing in Russian and European affairs, who testified at the House's Trump's impeachment hearings in November. Not only is he no relation to the assassinated Democrat President, Kennedy voicing Russian propaganda has no relation to the Republican party of old that Ronald Reagan best represented.

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, said a "lot of people" meddled in the election.

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