Donald Trump Advocated Debunked Russian Conspiracy Theory About Ukraine Election Meddling

Type: Conspiracy TheoriesNov 22 2019 Severity:
Targeted: ImpeachmentAbout: Ukraine
Donald Trump pushed a long debunked conspiracy theory pushed by the Russian government that it was Ukraine, not Russia, who interfered in the 2016 Presidential election on behalf of Secretary Hillary Clinton during a rambling and incoherent phone interview on "Fox & Friends." Trump, who surprisingly faced some push back by the hosts, ranted that “They [the Ukrainian government] gave the server to Crowdstrike or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian," which prompted the hosts to gently ask if he was sure of what he was saying.

Main Source: time.com

Quote | The conspiracy that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election has been widely debunked.

“They [the Ukrainian government] gave the server to Crowdstrike or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian and I still want to see that server. That’s a big part of this whole thing. Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?”

Targeted by Trump