Disinfo: US congressmen demanded new sanctions against Russia based on their feeling

Summary

US congressmen demanded new sanctions against Russia based on their feeling.

Disproof

No evidence given. The disinformation refers to a letter that a group of 140 House Democrats wrote to President Donald Trump to urge him to impose sanctions. democrats-foreignaffairs.house.gov/sites/democrats.foreignaffairs.house.gov/files/Russia%20Sanctions%20Letter%203.12.pdf,

The disinformation argument goes that because Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee had completed a draft report (not made public yet) concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, the urge to impose sanctions is based on "feelings". The letter above, however, does not mention collusion, but "meddling in American democracy" and "interference in the elections".

In fact the draft report by Republicans agrees with the intelligence assessment on most other details, including that Russians did meddle in the election. apnews.com/dc7c4ec1be104801aefd46313fadb01b/Draft-GOP-report:-No-coordination-between-Trump-and-Russia,

The US Intelligence Community assessment 2017 www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf, stated that "Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment states that 13 Russian citizens "from in or around 2014 to the present, knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016." www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download,

Read more on the sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and entities March 15: home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0312, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-russians-for-meddling-but-not-putins-oligarchs-idUSKCN1GR23B,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 102
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: election meddling, Sanctions
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi Kanal, 41:58
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The conspiracy to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter was arranged by Theresa May

In any case, this was organised by Theresa May, because she’s a friend of Gina Haspel, who has been just appointed director of the CIA.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, .

US ‘rudely and insolently cheated Russia’ during Ukraine coup

“Our American partners called us and asked to do everything – and that’s almost a quote – to ensure that Yanukovich didn’t use the army, so that the opposition could clear the squares and governmental buildings on its own terms and go on towards the implementation of the agreement,”

The Western “partners” gave no warning about what he called a “coup,” which they supported.

 

Disproof

There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info www.polygraph.info/a/ukrainian-maidan-was-not-a-coup/29098965.html,