Congress Relying On Debunked “Guilt By Association” Online Tool To Track “Russian Influence”

As we previously warned, the latest McCarthyite scam called “Hamilton 68” is increasingly serving as a go-to source for major media outlets and more disturbingly, now even members of Congress. This week Republican Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma) added another layer to the seemingly endless ‘Russiagate’ conspiracies – he claimed Wednesday during a hearing on threats faced by the US that Russia is using the NFL anthem kneeling controversy to drive a wedge through the American populace.
Lankford, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, made the bizarre claim that, “We watched, even this weekend, the Russians and their troll farms, their internet folks, start hashtagging out #TakeAKnee and also hashtagging out #BoycottNFL,’ during a hearing on threats faced by the United States. Lankford, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, explained further that, “They were taking both sides of the argument this weekend… to try to raise the noise level of America and make a big issue seem like an even bigger issue as they are trying to push divisiveness in this country.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 29, 2017.

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