(TNS) Ahead of former east European expert Dr. Fiona Hill’s testimony before Adam Schiff’s impeachment show inquiry, a couple of “ace” POLITICO reporters mocked Republicans whom they were certain would bring up the connection between Ukraine, Democrats, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.



Specifically, POLITICO’S Jake Sherman mused over GOP lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee hearing Fiona’s testimony would react hearing Hill explain that it was just a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 election.

POLITICO’s congressional correspondent, Kyle Cheney, also managed to get a copy of Hill’s opening statement.

He wondered similarly about the Republican reaction to the “fictional narrative.”

Cheney added this glowing review of Hill as Democrats’ ‘star witness’ flavor of the week.

Where in the world could Republicans have gotten such a hair-brained idea that Ukrainian officials helped Democrats and Hillary Clinton undermine the 2016 Trump campaign?

Oh, from POLITICO.

Circa January 11, 2017: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire: Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.”



The report opened:

Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

Of course, there is dishonesty in that opening as well: Russia never backed a particular horse in the 2016 race, as Rush Limbaugh noted Thursday on his program. Hill said so herself on Thursday. Russia’s objective was simply to sow distrust and confusion in American politics, and Moscow was pretty successful thanks to all of the help the Kremlin got from the Democrats’ propaganda media(CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, POLITICO, etc.).



Finally, Hill did testify that indeed there were Ukrainian officials who “backed the wrong horse” in the 2016 race: Clinton.

USA Features News reported:

Former National Security Council official Dr. Fiona Hill told the House impeachment inquiry on Thursday that she understood why President Donald Trump was upset with officials from Ukraine who criticized him during the 2016 election cycle.

“Many officials from many countries, including Ukraine, bet on the wrong horse. They believed former [Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton … was going to win,” she said. “And many said some pretty disparaging and pretty hurtful things about President Trump, and I can’t blame him for feeling aggrieved about them.”

In testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Fiona also noted that in preparing state visits after President Trump was inaugurated, officials collected all statements from “senior officials” from other countries, including American allies, that were very critical of him.

…Hill noted that some Ukrainians were “trying to curry favor” with the Clinton campaign to collect information on Trump allies like his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

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So did Cheney and Sherman just not know their own media outlet published the 2017 story linking Democrats and Ukraine to 2016 Trump campaign interference?

Of course they did. But it’s a different world now for the Garbage Party’s media; Trump remains in power and the objective among the Washington media elite remains the same…getting rid of him.

Hence the Thursday propaganda from two of POLITICO’s ‘finest.’

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