Disinfo: Democrats do not want to accept the result of the US elections

Summary

Democrats do not want to accept the result of the elections. A plot for impeachment of president Trump has started already.

Disproof

There are several initiatives calling for Donald Trump's impeachment, however none of them is related to the Democratic party and none of them has so far had any serious political impact. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party nominee, has already accepted the defeat and offered Trump cooperation, and the current president, Barack Obama (D) announced his dedication to help with a smooth transition of presidential powers to Donald Trump. More details here

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Democratic Party (US), Donald Trump, Elections
  • Outlet: AC24
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The EU has become the vassal of the US

The EU has become the vassal of the US.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US presence in Europe, portraying Europe as a vassal of the USA. Russian disinformation sources like to claim that almost all European countries are no longer truly sovereign and the United States dictate EU and member states policies.

The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. Possible NATO/ US military presence and support in the EU Member States is possible only on the basis of the clear request/ consent of the hosting nation. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US, as explained by the EU High Representative.

Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy

Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy, to become a neutral country, to abandon plans to join NATO, restore economic relations with Russia and to enter into the Customs Union, which is being created by Putin.

Disproof

Ukraine is already a democracy, recognized by the international community. Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015, as stated by the OSCE election monitoring body. Ukraine's Euroatlantic course remains in place regardless of future US administration policy.