Romney: No Evidence of Ukraine Election Meddling in '16

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Republican Senator John Kennedy turned NBC's "Meet the Press" into "Meet the Propagandist" when he once again echoed Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump's debunked talking points claiming Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US elections.

Some Republicans have defended President Donald Trump's demand for political investigations in Ukraine by stating that his government tried to sabotage his candidacy and boost Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Mitt Romney (R-UT) have come out to push back on the claims, as Romney told reporters on Tuesday, "I saw no evidence from our intelligence community nor from the representatives today from the Department of State that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests Ukraine interfered in our elections".

Ukraine, which relies on USA military aid to battle Russian-backed separatists, has dismissed any suggestion of US election interference.

Read the full report on The Tribune's website. "It wasn't Ukraine. Russia was behind the stolen DNC emails and [John] Podesta and all that good stuff".

He later added, "So as to the Ukraine, they had zero to do with the hacking of the DNC and the stealing of the emails".

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Requested by one other senator if Giuliani remained concerned in Ukraine diplomacy, Hale replied, "Not that I am conscious of".

"It doesn't mean that Russian Federation didn't, but I think North Korea did", he said. I don't think they changed the outcome.

"No", he replied when Menendez asked him if Russian meddling in the election was a "hoax", a word often used by Trump.

At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Robert Menéndez, a New York Democrat, asked Hale if he was aware of any evidence that Ukraine would interfere in the 2016 elections.

According to U.S. Intelligence agencies and witnesses like Dr. Fiona Hill, the "fictional narrative" was part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to sow chaos among the U.S. and its allies.

Twelve days after he said that, sources tell CNN, Chalupa met with staffers on the committee for a more-than-two-hour meeting covering a range of subjects, including why she was so alarmed in 2016 to learn that candidate Donald Trump had hired Paul Manafort, who worked with corrupt Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

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