Trump Ukraine Theory Seen As Classic Vladimir Putin Alternative Narrative | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Rachel Maddow traces where Donald Trump picked up the conspiracy theory that Ukraine hacked the 2016 election, spotting it being pushed by Paul Manafort, and highlighting a portion of Marie Yovanovitch's Trump impeachment hearing testimony in which Vladimir Putin is quoted pushing the theory. Aired on 11/15/19.
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Trump Ukraine Theory Seen As Classic Vladimir Putin Alternative Narrative | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

73 Comments on "Trump Ukraine Theory Seen As Classic Vladimir Putin Alternative Narrative | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Why am I not surprised that all his policies, conspiracy theories and talking points seem to parrot or help Putin

    • @Dearly Diane I know you aren’t defending anything, you are trying to deflect. If you had half a brain, you would know he is not defensible. I asked an honest question (albeit a bit snarky) and you completely ignored it. Congrats on your fox news Ph.D

    • googlesucks you | November 17, 2019 at 9:04 AM | Reply

      Heros fired by zeros.

      TRUMP had a mini stroke last night. Hope it messed up his #Twitter fingers.
      Oh, the news didnt tell you trump went to walter reed last night?

  2. Dan Goldman, Counsel for the Dems, great job!

  3. “All roads lead back to Putin”. Yes Nancy, they do and those roads are paved with laundered money and hacked votes!

    • @s’lian yong
      The trumpeePee HDR tapes?

    • @alans73 With all that liberal faith of yours anything is possible!

    • @Signs LOL. Seriously? Can you show us the text? Or are you repeating lies form the media? Show us the exact text. It simply isn’t there cup cake. I highly doubt it’s there.

    • @DataWaveTaGo Good point about the subscribers, I’d wondered about that. Seems they use Katalon/Selenium to create and control the bots, which is easy if you know how. Simple website testing tools used to poison western democracies. As well as zero-content accounts, I think they also brute force people’s weak passwords in order to subsume genuine accounts with years’ worth of content, into their own botnets.

  4. Shannon findlay | November 16, 2019 at 3:12 AM | Reply

    So Republicans are parroting Russian intelligence disinformation. They are all Russian assets.

    • Shannon findlay I remember going over and convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.
      So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

      Joe Biden Literally Brags about getting Ukranian Prosecutor Fired with a QUID PRO QUO

      https://youtu.be/UXA–dj2-CY

    • GOP – Goons Of Putin

    • Shannon, you should read or see the MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, a reference to the 1959 book and 1962 film of the same name. A Manchurian candidate is a person, especially a politician, being used as a puppet by an enemy power. The term is commonly used to indicate disloyalty or corruption, whether intentional or unintentional. In the 1962 film adaptation, the son of an influential political family is brainwashed by the KGB and Chinese intelligence officers during the Korean War. He is indoctrinated to believe in Communist ideologies and then, trained as an assassin, is used to carry out a communist conspiracy — the plot, assassinate a U.S. presidential candidate and replace him with his successor, a McCarthy-esque vice-presidential candidate who is a communist sympathizer and controlled by the KGB and the Russian government. The investigation into ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn numerous comparisons to the novel and film. Very timely given Trump’s friendship with Putin and business ties to Russia.

    • People forget that on the 4th of July, after Trump was elected, several Republicans went to Russia for closed door meetings. Spent a few days there and there are no transcripts, no recordings and very little was said from the Republicans in interviews afterwards what the meetings were about. I think there was like 6-7 who went but many more were invited to go but didn’t.

      How much do you want to bet that the Russians have kompromat on every Republican they invited to come. Those who did go probably were show their personal folder of kompromat and then were given marching orders to follow Trump or else … Those who didn’t go were probably informed by those who did, what the marching orders were and why they should follow them.

  5. I’m Tired of Putin’s Puppet’s Obama’s we miss you

    • Yea, right I miss Obama, like I miss a hole in the head. The Obummer care was a disaster. Yes, sadly I voted for him.

    • @Maha Tiki Cat Copying and pasting the same trash from above doesn’t change the fact that you took that quote out of context, and you omitted to mention that there were many other European leaders who wanted him gone!

    • @white sox pride “facts over feels”

  6. So everything that everyone could see from a mile away regarding the Trump-Putin relationship is looking more and more true by the minute.
    Shocker /s

  7. 2016 Trump invites Russia to hack Hillays emails…now he says Ukraine was behind it.

    • Downright Dutch – you’re a laugh a minute. The republicans have been in control during Obama’s presidency and for the first two years of trump. What was stopping them doing all the things you list?

    • ​@Downright Dutch = Fake account troll farm worker. Open profile in new tab… nothing there. #BombRussia2020

    • “Ukraine, if you’re listening.”

      Nope. As much as I search my memory I can’t remember Trump (or anyone else) saying that on national TV in 2016.

  8. Come on we all know trump is a russian puppet. He spread russian talking points and does puttins bidding helping russia while weakening and endangering the USA. And his campaign and buddies got money from russia. How much more clear do you want this to get?

  9. The only evidence I want to see is that Republicans have spines.

    • Matt H – you are aware that tweets are presidential records and will be archived? Besides these are people who are testifying despite the angry tweets. That makes them courageous in my book. Remember the threat to stormy Daniels and her daughter?

    • @Onair Carna Oh, Trump is definitely trying to intimidate the witnesses. It’s why I agree with you that those who testify at risk of a tweet (take note GOP Senators) are the true heroes in this testimony. I think we’re on the same page.

    • I will never vote Republican again.

    • Good luck with that …The Right doesn’t have a spine it has never ever had a spine…If they can’t win by cheating then they find a different plan…But it is never winning on merit or having a spine. They are Cowards. Dishonest Cowards at that.

    • Even those aliens , Predators, wouldn’t be bothered hunting down any Republicans cause they know they have no spines to rip out for their trophy collection

  10. The big question for me is: can the US recover from this? 40% of people are going along with open corruption and blatant lies.

    • @Matt H try and educate people on truth and how to find it, then we may have less delusional right wing conspiracy

    • @Adam Vaught We can try, but these are the same people who were informed by the White House they were being told “alternative facts” and they believed it. They believe QAnon and Pizzagate. At some point, we just have to accept some people are morons.

    • Nope, it will never get better. That 40% will always be in the wings trying to trip up the country (no matter who is running it and/or how good things are going) so they can get back into the spotlight.

    • The big answer is that the US should break up and become 52 independent states Not as crazy as it first appears .

    • @S Camp people on Fox News have been pushing for a civil war since Obama was elected. Still won’t happen, the world needs a united America to push back against Russian and Chinese aggression.

  11. salvador sierra | November 16, 2019 at 4:17 AM | Reply

    Putin makes the calls in this country 😡

  12. Amazing how Republicans now parrot and admire Russia, the same country they called evil for 50 years. All the Russia had to do was change its colors and wave some money, and Republicans were more than happy to get in bed with them.

  13. Thanks for explaining that, because in my reading of the Mueller Report, there was no such allegation.

    Trump is Putin’s puppet, and the US has a Commie sleeping in the White House.

    • People forget that on the 4th of July, after Trump was elected, several Republicans went to Russia for closed door meetings. Spent a few days there and there are no transcripts, no recordings and very little was said from the Republicans in interviews afterwards what the meetings were about. I think there was like 6-7 who went but many more were invited to go but didn’t.

      How much do you want to bet that the Russians have kompromat on every Republican they invited to come. Those who did go probably were show their personal folder of kompromat and then were given marching orders to follow Trump or else … Those who didn’t go were probably informed by those who did, what the marching orders were and why they should follow them.

  14. When you boil it down – Trump should be impeached for TREASON:- He sold out US National Security, your security, for a catchphrase that he could use in the 2020 election.

  15. From Helsinki and even before the occupier of the WH has shown he is like a Russian lackey. SMH.

  16. When Hillary said Trump is Putin’s puppet, she wasn’t kidding 😩

  17. I wish she could sue Donald Trump for character assassination or slander. She deserves a few bucks for all she went through.

  18. YourMomsYourDad | November 16, 2019 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    For a Republican party that complains “The Left” is using “Soviet” style tactics… they sure do love their Russians!

    • They’re only spouting FSB disinformation propaganda.

    • Trump conspired with Ruskies, it’s true!
      Well, that’s a fine howdy-do!
      We all got took in,
      because of Putin.
      And now everyone’s treading in poo.

    • Miska Kopperoinen | November 17, 2019 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      To be fair, the current Russian government is a good example of a right-wing kleptocracy, and after the coup attempt against the Russian Federation in 1990, the communist party remains outlawed in Russia.

    • yeah, I always find it mind bugling – GOP keeps being hysterical about Soviet Union, while embracing the man who sucks KGB agent’s d*ck

  19. You can call the Democrats attorney at the hearing “stainless steel” and the Republicans attorney “shady grady” what a contrast😏

    • Idiots like you are why jurors send innocent people to prison. You lack the ability to weigh evidence and reason properly.

  20. Shango Sankofa | November 16, 2019 at 5:32 PM | Reply

    Sondland, you’re so clever you bought yourself a million dollars worth of trouble and possibly a 20 yr prison sentence!

    • Shango Sankofa I agreed and that’s what I call greed and power hungry just as they are buying college entrances

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