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WATCH Hillary Clinton Fact-Check Chuck Todd When He Tries To Blame Biden For Ukraine

NBC News host Chuck Todd tried to blame President Joe Biden for not doing enough to effectively counter the actions of Russian mass murderer Vladimir Putin, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quickly rebuffed him during an interview on Sunday.

Todd began with this:

“I want to pick up on — I know you were listening to the interview with Masha Gessen. I want to pick up on Masha’s last point there, which seemed to imply that no matter when we’ve confronted Putin, and I could go back really all the way to when he came into power, we’ve — it seems as if we’ve always come up a bit short. We’ve drawn a line not quite as far as others would like to draw, you — whether it was — you’ve made points of this about Syria. Perhaps we should have drawn a thicker line on what happened in Crimea. Why is that, and are you concerned we’re – we’re maybe holding back now a little too much?”

Clinton immediately countered the host:

“Well, no. Now I think we are really looking at this with our eyes wide open and seeing very clearly the threat that he poses not just to Ukraine, as we can watch every night on our news, but really to Europe, to democracy and the global stability that we thought we were building in the last 20 years. So, Chuck, I really agree with both what Secretary Blinken said, that we’ve got to continue to keep the pressure on Putin and the Russian troops. We cannot, in any way, pause our efforts to support the Ukrainians. And I agree with Masha that we have to double down. There is more that can be done to increase pressure and stress, additional sanctions, more in the way of lethal aid. And now that there has been a pushback thanks to the brave Ukrainian military offensive action, there is time to resupply the Ukrainians so that they can continue to defend their country.”

Todd then tried to misrepresent comments made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken:

“You heard Secretary Blinken essentially say, look, sanctions relief could happen. That all depends on the behavior of Russia. Can we really live in a world where Putin’s let back into the new world order?”

Once more, Clinton used facts to counter the absurd nature of what Todd had just said:

“Well, that’s not what I heard him say. What I heard him say was that, really, we are going to support the Ukrainians, the people and the government of Ukraine, as they try to figure out what for them is the best way forward, and that I think is exactly the right position for the United States, Europe and the West and other countries to take.”

Hillary Clinton is an expert on international relations and doesn’t take any shit from Vladimir Putin, which is one reason Putin worked so hard to make sure Trump won the 2016 election. It’s fun to watch her destroy Chuck Todd’s bogus talking points and make him look like a fool.

Here’s the video from NBC News:

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Giuliani Claims Trump Told Putin He’d Blow Up Russian Churches If Russia Invaded Ukraine

It’s no wonder that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump and his former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, became such close friends and confidants over the years. After all, they both lie almost as often as they breathe.

If you doubt that Giuliani can cook up as many bullshit tall tales as his former client, consider that Rudy just told Newsmax the Donald threatened to bomb Russian churches if President Vladimir Putin dared to invade Ukraine a year and a half ago.

According to Giuliani, right before he left office, Trump was speaking with Putin on the phone and made it clear there would be serious consequences if he made a move on Ukraine:

“He authorized me to say this, that’s why I’m saying it, because I’m his lawyer. So, he has a meeting with Putin and he tells him, they’re talking about Ukraine and he says, ‘Vladimir, you shouldn’t, like, attack Ukraine, cause then I’m gonna — well I never liked those — what are those things you’ve got in Moscow? Those big bubbles. Those big gold bubbles. I never liked those things. So, I’m going to have to blow them up.”

The big gold bubbles Trump allegedly threatened to blow up are the spires of the Kremlin, specifically the gold domes that are the tops of the Cathedral of the Annunciation, a Russian Orthodox church that was built in the 15th century.

Giuliani continued:

“So, Putin says, ‘They’re churches.’ And he said, ‘Oh, Vladimir. Don’t tell me that about churches. Oh, come on. Churches?'”

Does anyone other than the most rabid and fanatical MAGA morons believe a word of that? It’s impossible to accept that Trump ever confronted Putin about anything because Vlad allegedly has dirt on Donnie related to the ex-president’s odd sexual fetishes.

And yet now, with Russia killing thousands of Ukrainian civilians as Putin attempts to impose his will and realize his dream of being a modern-day czar, we’re supposed to accept at face value that Donald Trump said he’d bomb the Kremlin.

At times like this, it’s difficult to tell who is most full of shit: Trump, Giuliani, or their Russian master in the Kremlin.

 

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Minutes After Zelensky’s Address To Congress, Trump Brags That He Nearly Destroyed NATO

Shortly after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of Congress via satellite link on Wednesday morning, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump issued a statement in which he proudly bragged that he had threatened NATO with “no protection” while he was still in office.

The statement, which was posted to Twitter by the ex-president’s spokesperson, Liz Harrington (because he remains banned from the social media platform), reads:

“People forget so quickly with the help of Fake News that it was me that got the 20 out of 28 delinquent NATO countries to start paying the money that they owed in order to rebuild a floundering NATO. Nobody knew things would happen so rapidly but NATO was poor and now it is rich and all of the Fake News commentators that said Trump was tearing down NATO should be ashamed of themselves for telling lies.

“Bush and Obama did nothing but make speeches and talk. I acted, and acted strongly. I said to them, ‘if you don’t pay up, no protection.’ They all paid up, and quickly. It’s a story that’s never reported but only because we have a corrupt press in our Country!”

In other words, Trump is admitting that he extorted NATO the same way he did Ukraine when he said he would release military aid to the Ukrainians if they would agree to look for dirt on his 2020 opponent, Joe Biden.

Zelensky, it should be noted, was incredibly powerful and poignant in his speech to Congress, evoking the memory of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as he pleaded for a no-fly zone over Ukraine:

“Remember Pearl Harbor, terrible morning of December 7, 1941, when your sky was black from the planes attacking you. Just remember it, remember, September the 11th, a terrible day in 2001 when evil tried to turn US cities into battlefields, when innocent people were attacked from air, just like nobody else expected it and you could not stop it. Our country experiences the same, every day, right now at this moment.”

 

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Fox Host Jesse Watters: The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Was ‘Engineered’ By Biden As ‘A Distraction’

Proving yet again that there is absolutely no depth to which Fox News will stoop in an effort to undermine President Joe Biden and the NATO alliance, Fox host Jesse Watters speculated Tuesday evening that the invasion of Ukraine might have been “engineered” by the president as a “distraction.”

Speaking with  John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer shop owner who handed Hunter Biden’s laptop to the FBI in an effort to gain a few minutes of fame for himself, Watters asked:

“Seeing all the news about Ukraine and knowing the laptop and all the things you’ve seen and heard over the last couple years, what are your thoughts on the current situation?”

Isaac replied:

“It’s hard to tell. I mean, last time Ukraine was in this, or close to this situation, Joe Biden was in charge. And last time, Hunter Biden profited greatly off of his dad’s involvement in Ukraine. I think this time Joe needs a distraction more than he needs money.”

Watters:

“Do you think this was engineered as a distraction, or do you think this just kind of happened because of Vlad and this rush to war?”

To that, Isaac responded:

“Well, I would hate to think that the Ukrainian people would have to suffer the way they’re suffering now because Joe needed a distraction.”

Yeah, you’d hate to think it, but you said it anyhow because you want to make certain you’re invited back on Fox News again, right, Mr. Isaac.

On a side note, what in the hell is up with the hat Isaac is wearing? Is that thing supposed to give him credibility? If so, it does exactly the opposite.

No matter the issue — even when it’s a matter of national security — you can always count on Fox to choose politics over what’s in the best interest of the United States.

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Mitt Romney Slams Tulsi Gabbard For Parroting ‘Treasonous Lies’ From Russia

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s sick and tired of former Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard serving as an eager disseminator of Russian “lies,” and is making it clear he considers her recent comments on “bioweapons labs” in Ukraine to be “treasonous.”

Romney slammed Gabbard by writing:

“Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.”

According to Salon, Romney’s harsh reaction comes after Gabbard made comments on Fox News and a video she posted to Twitter:

Romney did not specify which remarks by Gabbard he meant, but his tweet came after she told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview that she was “deeply concerned” about claims of bioweapons in Ukraine. In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, the former Hawaii congresswoman claimed there were more than 25 “US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens.”

Carlson and other conservatives have spread a conspiracy theory that the Biden administration was funding biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine but there is no evidence to support the claims, The New York Times reported last week. The U.S. has provided funding to several organizations in Ukraine to prevent the production of biological weapons, according to the report.

Rather than apologize, Gabbard doubled down in a long Twitter thread, repeating her lies about bioweapons being produced in Ukraine with the approval of the United States:

“Evidence of the existence of such biolabs, their vulnerability, and thus the need to take immediate action to secure them is beyond dispute.”

Gabbard then demanded that Romney resign:

“Senator Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is untrue and treasonous. If you cannot, you should do the honorable thing: apologize and resign from the Senate.”

The simple fact is that Gabbard is indeed spreading Russian propaganda, with Mediaite noting:

Russia has made dozens of claims about Ukraine and the United States that run the gamut from dubious to preposterous, and among them are the accusations of nuclear weapons stashed in the country, and that there are biological and chemical weapons being researched or developed there. The Dept. of Defense and the Pentagon have repeatedly stated this is not so, and moreover that it is the habit of Putin’s Russia to assert crimes are being committed by others before committing those crimes themselves.

Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset. It’s time she bought a plane ticket to Moscow so she can be closer to her hero, Vladimir Putin.