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  • Two senators over the past five days have blown a major hole in one of President Donald Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories about Ukraine ... Trump’s belief in this conspiracy theory is seemingly part of what got him into this mess: He noted it in conversation with current Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in their now infamous July 25 call where Trump pressured his counterpart to investigate Biden’s conduct
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  • Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyFor decades the American far right has depended on conspiracy theories to explain why the nation keeps adopting progressive policies of which they disapprove ... McCarthy did not go as far as branding Marshall a traitor, but he did charge that Marshall—a great war hero who helped lead the planning of D-Day and had been Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1943—led “a conspiracy so immense and an infamy so black as to dwarf any previous venture in the history of man
  • If Donald Trump and his supporters weren’t so fond of conspiracy theories, the Ukraine scandal would never have unfolded as it did ... ”And over the past week, Trump’s defenders have spread one conspiracy theory after another about the intelligence-community insider who exposed the call
  • Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/ReutersJoe Biden’s presidential campaign made an extraordinary request to executives of top news channels on Sunday, asking them to no longer book Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on their programs ... In a letter addressed to the heads of the major news and cable networks, as well as top news anchors, two top Biden campaign advisers make the case that by peddling routine falsehoods about the work of Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine, Giuliani’s presence on the airwaves is editorially untenable