Hillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?'

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' NYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar MORE called out Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE on Monday over the Louisiana Republican repeating unfounded claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

“Sen. Kennedy, why are you parroting Russian propaganda that U.S. intelligence officials tell us are designed to divide our country?” tweeted Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Clinton's tweet came after NBC News host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddShepard Smith talking to MSNBC about prime-time spot as network eyes Chuck Todd move: report Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE pressed Kennedy over the claims on “Meet the Press” Sunday.


Todd confronted Kennedy on the unfounded theory and asked him if he had been briefed after testimony from an impeachment inquiry witness "that actually this entire effort to frame Ukraine for the Russian meddling of 2016 ... is an effort of Russia propaganda."

Kennedy said he had not been briefed and added that the hearing witness who faulted Republicans for echoing the claim, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill, is "entitled to her opinion." 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE praised Kennedy for his "Meet the Press" interview about an hour after Clinton’s critical tweet. 

“Thank you to Great Republican @SenJohnKennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Depressed!” Trump tweeted. 

Hill, a former top Russia analyst for the White House, testified late last month that the claim that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election was a “fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”