CNN’s John Avlon Argues Fox News ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Pushed Trump Toward Impeachment

‘This is the first time that a president’s belief in a conspiracy theory led to an impeachment inquiry’

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AVLON: “These ideas stuck in the President’s cranium. Not because they were backed by our intelligence agencies but because they were confirmation bias conspiracy theories. They validated what Trump and a few of his closest cronies wanted to be true. And they're fanning the flames, and often providing 'evidence' as hyperpartisan media. Everything from right wing blogs to a specific columnist at The Hill, to Fox opinion host Sean Hannity. Congratulations, everybody. This is the first time that a president’s belief in a conspiracy theory led to an impeachment inquiry. It’s a sign of our times. We know from the newly released Mueller investigation notes that Paul Manafort, long-time Ukrainian operative for pro-Putin forces, was one of the first folks to seed the CrowdStrike conspiracy theory in Donald Trump’s head. We also now know that Sean Hannity was actively advising Trump on matters of strategy and messaging.”

(Via Mediaite)

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