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CNN

During last month's impeachment hearings, career diplomat Fiona Hill reminded lawmakers that claims of Ukraine coordinating with the Democratic National Committee in order to frame Russia for meddling in the 2016 election are conspiracy theories put forth by Russia itself.

Nevertheless, President Donald Trump's more ardent supporters in Congress are perpetuating the theory to justify Trump asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Crowdstrike, the cybersecurity company that investigated the DNC's servers after they were hacked by Russia.

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Fox News

Diplomat and Ukraine expert Dr. Fiona Hill testified before the House Intelligence Committee overseeing the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, notably criticizing Republican lawmakers for pushing the conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine that hacked our election in 2016 and framed Russia for it.

Only one day later, President Donald Trump called in to Fox and Friends, repeating the same fictional narrative that Dr. Hill warned against.

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Washington Post

United States intelligence officials have long unanimously agreed that Russia issued a calculated attack to sway the 2016 Presidential election in favor of now-President Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, conspiracy theories still pervade, often from the Oval Office.

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US President Donald Trump waits to speak on the phone in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2017. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday morning, the White House released the transcript of Trump's July 25th call with President Volodymyr Zelensky (although technically, it's a "memorandum of a telephone conversation and is not a verbatim account of the conversation.")

As reported, the "transcript" does reflect Trump's request that Zelensky investigate the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter

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