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The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

It all began with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, now serving a seven-year prison sentence for bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, false statements, and witness tampering. Now Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is promoting Manafort’s defense of his felonious behavior: I was looking for the Democratic National...


Sen Ron Johnson: ‘I Don’t Trust’ the CIA or FBI

In my recent National Memo piece on Trump vs. the CIA, I observed the CIA used to have Republican allies on Capitol Hill. No more. Exhibit A: Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin. The heated exchange between Johnson and NBC’s Chuck Todd suggests the uncharted and hazardous waters in which the agency now sails. A...

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