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, RomaniaRussiaArmenia 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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Democratic Party (US), Anti-Russian, Donald Trump, George Soros

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