What do a Ukrainian steel magnate, Puerto Rico and the Le Pain Quotidien a block from the White House all have in common? They were all a part of the latest fringe conspiracy theory to make it into the congressional record on Tuesday.
Puerto Rico is only marginally involved: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) brought up the conspiracy during a hearing on the fiscal control board that governs Puerto Rico’s debt. Why? Natalie Jaresko, the executive director of that board, used to be Ukraine’s finance minister.
Gohmert asked Jeresko at the hearing if she had been aware, in her past post, of “Ukrainian …read more