Disinfo: Trump's impeachment was a failed plot by a group of Democrats obsessed with Soros

Summary

The baseless impeachment against Trump was a failed plot by a group of followers obsessed with George Soros within the Democratic Party. From a geopolitical point of view, the focus was to exorcise Russia and prevent the cooperation necessary for the welfare of the planet.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory. No evidence is given to support the claim.

The impeachment process against US President Donald Trump was supported by all Democratic members of the House of Representatives in the first charge (abuse of power), and by all except two in the second charge (obstruction of Congress). There was near-universal consensus within the party to proceed with the impeachment process. The aim of the inquiry was to determine whether President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanours by 1) pressing a foreign government (Ukraine's) to harm a domestic political rival, former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and 2) trying to impede a Congressional investigation by blocking testimony and refusing to provide documents in response to House subpoenas.

This story mixes two common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives: the first alleges the existence of a Deep State or Shadow Government in the US whose aim is to weaken and demonise Russia and prevent good relations Washington and Moscow. The second is a conspiracy theory portraying George Soros as an evil mastermind who is responsible for almost every problem, controversy, or political unrest in the world. In fact, the impeachment process was wholly unrelated to US-Russia relations, and George Soros played no role in it.

Similar cases using these disinformation narratives include: NATO and the Deep State’s war-preparation policy aims at hindering cooperation between Trump and Putin, the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment process was linked to George Soros, and Soros' sponsorship of the film “Joker” is a tutorial for future ‘colour revolutions’. Also see cases about Soros' many alleged misdeeds, such as his promotion of protests in Mexico, Catalonia, Romania, Russia, Armenia or Czech Republic (among many others), his destabilising manoeuvres all over the world, his various attempts to destabilise Europe (mainly through the promotion of mass migration), or his adoption of the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit those who speak the truth.

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  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US, Russia
  • Keywords: Democratic Party (US), Anti-Russian, Donald Trump, George Soros, Conspiracy theory
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European Union is merely a market, aimed to destroy nation-states and abandon European values

Ever since the 1990s Europeans see the EU merely as a great market. The EU is based on neo-liberal theories that posit the primacy of economics over politics, and the domination of financial capital. As a result, we have built an EU which is only a market and that aims to destroy nation-states. The EU has thus abandoned genuine European values and has elevated the Euro to be its only value.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit the EU, claiming that the EU has abandoned genuine European values and traditions and is built on the worship of money and of free-markets. This narrative is consistent with the pro-Kremlin propaganda theme about decadent values and moral decay in contemporary Western societies.

The article also repeats the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that claims the EU seeks to rob European nations of their sovereignty and identity.

President Duda and President Zelensky promote propaganda

Polish President Andrzej Duda is involved in propaganda, whereby he uses history to undermines Russia’s current position. And he’s not the only one, president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has also joined him.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states of “falsification and re-writing” of their history. According to this policy, the Russian official historiography is the only “true” way of interpretation of historical events for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

The recent statements of President Duda and President Zelenskyy regarding WWII history are based on historical facts, shared by the majority of historians. First of all, it is a historical fact that both Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR were harsh totalitarian regimes, which directly caused the deaths of tens of millions of people. Secondly, these two regimes are mutually responsible for the outbreak of WWII. It is also a historical fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact enabled the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in the occupation of this country by Germany and USSR, triggering the beginning of WWII.

Poland is largely responsible for WWII

The pre-war period is much more complex and ambiguous than presented by Russia’s opponents. The responsibility of Poland and many other European countries for the outbreak of WWII is large. Russia puts this responsibility on the pre-war political elite of Poland. It was the first to sign the non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1934, it tried to impose its friendship with Germany at all cost, it took part in the partition of Czechoslovakia and it enjoyed territorial gains thanks to the Munich Agreement.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by the statements that the USSR was forced to sign this pact; that other European countries signed various international agreements with Adolf Hitler, the Munich Agreement triggered WWII and various historical conspiracies saying that Western democracies wanted to inspire a war between Nazism and Communism.

The Munich Agreement (September 30, 1938), indeed, permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland in Western Czechoslovakia. The policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler was heavily criticised in Europe and proved to be a disastrous move. World War II began in Europe one year later, on 1 September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland.