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President Trump has pushed a dizzying number of conspiracy theories and falsehoods in the last few days.

Let's review...
Trump said Biden used his influence in Ukraine as VP to help his son, who worked for a Ukrainian gas company. There's no evidence of this.

And people have looked: nbcnews.com/politics/2020-…
Specifically, Trump said Biden got a prosecutor fired to keep him from investigating his son and his son's company.

Biden did help get the prosecutor fired — he's bragged about it, too — because he was widely believed to be corrupt.
The prosecutor had looked into Hunter's company, but according to Bloomberg he'd let the investigation go dormant. And other investigations went forward.
Trump went on to say that he froze nearly 400 million in funding for Ukraine because the U.S. shouldn't have to pay for everything and Europe wasn't doing enough.

Not true. The European Union ponied up $16.5 billion. The IMF said they'd do at least $14 billion.
This was all in defense of his call with the Ukrainian president, who he asked to investigate the Bidens.

And then today, we got a memo record of the call....
The memo seemed to hint to a couple conspiracy theories, like that a DNC server was somehow in Ukraine or that #CrowdStrike might be tied to Ukraine. There's no evidence of either.

nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Then, in a press conference, Trump said Clinton's missing emails might be in Ukraine (there's no evidence of this!) and that deleting them was a crime. (For the millionth time: the FBI says the email thing was extremely careless, not criminal.)
Trump also repeatedly said the Russia investigation was some kind of deep state hoax designed to keep him from winning the presidency.

He made it very clear that *he does not believe what U.S. intelligence and law enforcement have told him about Russian interference in 2016*
He said repeatedly Giuliani was working to figure out how the "Russian witch hunt" started.

We know how it started: With the Russians interfering in the U.S. election! And then a loose-lipped Trump aide talking about Russia having dirt on Clinton in a bar!
@NBCNewsNow Today the GOP doubled down on a talking point Trump made yesterday: Democrats did the same thing in Ukraine!
"They accused the president of pressuring Ukrainians to take actions that would help himself or hurt his political opponents. Yet there are numerous examples of Democrats doing the exact same thing,” House Intel Comm. Ranking Member Nunes said.

I dug into some of those claims:
Nunes said Democrats wrote to Ukraine, asking them to reopen investigations. Trump said they hinged it on U.S. assistance.

Democrats wrote to Ukraine asking them not to close investigations out of fear of angering Trump. They didn't talk assistance.

nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Trump said Sen. Chris Murphy threatened Ukraine's president to "do things" -- Nunes said he pressured them not to investigate Biden's son.

Murphy says he asked the Ukrainian president not to take orders from Trump atty Rudy Giuliani, and to instead talk to the State Department.
Finally, Nunes pointed out that a DNC contractor tried to get dirt from Ukraine about Trump associates. This is mostly true, though the contractor says she wasn't being paid by the DNC for that work.

...It's also not the same thing as Trump's been accused of doing.
I’ll be talking about this in the 7p hour of @NBCNewsNow. Tune in!
Aaaand tune in now! @NBCNewsNow
@NBCNewsNow The latest disinformation angle today? That Schiff made up a fake transcript to make Trump sound guilty.

Schiff was pretty clear he was illustrating a point -- parody, he called it during the hearing
nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
One more hit on all this on @NBCNewsNow in 5 minutes! Tune in!
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