What we know about the Politico story at the heart of a Ukraine conspiracy theory

What we know about the Politico story at the heart of a Ukraine conspiracy theory

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Republicans have asserted in recent weeks that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Their source often traces back to a 2017 investigation in Politico. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., repeated the talking point Dec. 1 on NBC’s "Meet the Press." "I think both Russia and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election," he said during the program. "Russia was very aggressive, and they're much more sophisticated. But the fact that Russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that (then-Ukrainian President Petro) Poroshenko actively worked for Secretary Clinton." Pressed by host Chuck Todd about whether Kennedy was concerned he was promoting ... >>More

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