According to Fiona Hill, Trump ignored his own advisers who debunked the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory and instead listened to Rudy Giuliani.
Q: President Trump immediately then says, I would like you to do us a favor, though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine. They say Crowdstrike. I guess you have one of your wealthy people, the server, they say Ukraine has it. Now, Dr. Hill is this a reference to this debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine interference in the 2016 election that you discussed at the — in your opening statement as well as with Chairman Schiff?
Hill: The reference to Crowdstrike and the server, that’s correct.
Q: It is your understanding that there is no basis for these allegations, is that correct?
Hill: That’s correct.
Q: Now, isn’t it also true that some of President Trump’s most senior advisors had informed him that this theory of Ukraine interference in the 2016 election was false?
Hill: Yes. that’s correct.
Q So is it your understanding then that President Trump disregarded the advice of his senior officials about this theory and instead listed on to Rudy Giuliani’s views.
Hill: That appears to be the case, yes.
Fiona Hill destroys Trump 's favorite conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. pic.twitter.com/AxxtYizc4P
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 21, 2019
The President Of The United States is getting impeached because he tried to extort a foreign country based on a conspiracy theory that his personal lawyer convinced him to believe. Trump committed impeachable offenses because he thought that he could extort Ukraine into investigating Biden based on a conspiracy theory.
Trump and Giuliani both look insane, and Hill’s testimony reflects the constant danger that the country is in with Trump in the Oval Office.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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