By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business
Updated 7:29 AM ET, Fri November 22, 2019
Appearing before Congress Thursday, Fiona Hill deflated right-wing conspiracy theories that Ukraine, and not necessarily Russia, meddled in the 2016 election. Hill said it was a “fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”
Hill even called out “some” members of the House Intelligence Committee who have bought into the discredited theory, and noted that even when such misinformation is used for domestic political purposes it is harmful. “I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative that the Ukrainian government is a US adversary, and that Ukraine, not Russia, attacked us in 2016,” she said.