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Internet ridicules ‘humiliated’ Giuliani for epic failure in trying to create a conspiracy about Biden family

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President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani attempted to create a conspiracy theory involving the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who has announced he is running to challenge Trump in 2020.

Giuliani sent a letter to Ukraine’s top prosecutor asking that he help dig up dirt on Democrats to say that they got campaign assistance from foreign advisors. It’s unclear if the Trump ally was attempting to do this to downplay Trump’s support from Russia or attempting to craft a conspiracy theory to destroy Biden in the Democratic primary.

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“Giuliani said that Biden could have been trying to help his son’s business dealings and that Ukraine needs to investigate,” Bloomberg reported. But Thursday, the top prosecutor admitted there was no wrongdoing on behalf of the Biden family.

“Rudy Giuliani. It’s hard for me to comment on Rudy Giuliani. And I don’t think I will, because my Irish may come up,” Biden said when asked about the conspiracy theory.

Sean Hannity, a counselor to Trump, was one of many right-wing media sources to give Giuliani a platform to advocate his false conspiracy he was attempting to craft with Ukraine.

“There is overwhelming evidence of Ukrainian information being given to the Democratic National Committee operatives and the Hillary operatives,” Giuliani told Hannity on Wednesday night. It was less than 24 hours that Giuliani was proven to be a fraud.

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“Rudy Giuliani: Biden Family Ukrainian Scandal ‘Is a Crime Begging to Be Investigated'” was the headline the right-wing site Gateway Pundit went with.

Giuliani was scheduled to go to Ukraine, but was forced to cancel it. He blamed Democrats for “spin.” Instead, it seems Giuliani likely canceled due to the outing of his manufactured scandal.

The internet was quick to mock Giuliani for another sketchy attempt to destroy a Democrat that failed spectacularly.

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Twitter mocks ‘gibbering conspiracy loon’ Trump after he claims Google rigged the election

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On Monday, President Donald Trump made the dubious claim that Google had tried to sway the election for Hillary Clinton.

"My victory was even bigger than thought!" the president proclaimed.

Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019

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Paul Krugman hilariously roasts Trump economic adviser for decades’ worth of terrible predictions

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday set his sights on Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who himself is not actually an economist, for making decades' worth of terrible predictions.

Writing on Twitter, Krugman concedes that making predictions is a difficult business and he admits to making his own bad predictions in the past.

However, he then explains that Kudlow is unique because he's been making the same false prediction for decades -- namely, about tax cuts for the ultra-rich producing economic miracles.

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Twitter admits China has created hundreds of fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

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Twitter on Monday admitted that China had created hundreds of fake accounts aimed at undermining the protests in Hong Kong that have gripped the city in recent weeks.

Specifically, Twitter found that at least 936 different accounts had been created within the People's Republic of China that have been "deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground."

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