From The Hill:
The new package, while having little chance of being considered under the Republican-controlled House, is designed to put pressure on GOP leaders to take some action to rein in Putin, who has rattled western leaders with Russia’s annexation of Crimea; the ongoing effort to destabilize Ukraine; continued support for the Assad regime in Syria; and Moscow’s interference in the 2016 elections, among other actions.
All lies and misleading half-truths
Crimea is full of Russians and was part of Russia from the 18h century until the 1950s when it was transferred to Ukraine which was then ruled by the same Soviet government as Russia. The Russians have had a naval base there for hundreds of years. The Russians living in Crimea held a referendum to leave Ukraine and be annexed by Russia that passed overwhelmingly.
Ukraine elected a pro-Russian government. The US then funded a “revolution” that overthrew the democratically elected President and installed an anti-Russian government. When the Russians living in the East of Ukraine tried to secede and join Russia the new anti-Russian Ukrainian government attacked them. The US is the one that destabilized Ukraine.
Yes, Russia supports their secular ally in Syria which has been the case for decades. The US under Obama and Killery decided to support Islamists who wanted to overthrow the secular dictator and establish a theocracy there. The Hill doesn’t mention this. Why is supporting a secular dictator that protects minority rights worse than supporting ISIS who want to drive all non-Shiite Muslims out of the country or kill them?
Show me any evidence that Moscow interfered in the 2016 elections. All I’ve seen are a few thousand bucks on Facebook ads that are alleged to have been paid for by Russians and some indictments of Russians that will never stand trial. All the “evidence” to support these indictments is of course classified and will never be revealed meaning it probably doesn’t exist. Did Russia try to interfere in the 2016 election? Who knows, but I’m 100% sure it didn’t have any noticeable effect compared to the billions spent by Killery and the nonstop media propaganda in her favor. Also, why not look into other countries that we know try to influence our elections and have in the past. The UK? Israel? Saudi Arabia? I’m more worried about them than Russia. And the US has interfered far more in Russian elections since the end of the Soviet Union than the reverse.
So anyway, just tune this garbage out. It’s all Deep State propaganda and it always has been. It’s just getting more and more blatantly obvious everyday. Anyone who watches or reads CNN, NBC, Washington Post, New York Times, etc. and thinks they are getting any information close to the truth is just plain stupid at this point or completely and utterly brainwashed.