MUST READ! Jane Mayer writes about how a conservative nonprofit & like-minded media figures built up the story of Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine. By mid-summer, the Times and other mainstream outlets, most notably Bloomberg News , had more or less knocked down the conspiracy theories BUT by then, Trump was so invested in the counterfactual narrative that he was demanding that Ukraine’s new President provide confirmation of it, as the whistle-blower’s complaint relates. Or, as documents released by Congress earlier this week revealing discussions between his emissaries to Ukraine put it:'Potus really wants the deliverable.' With Trump facing the prospect of impeachment in the House of Representatives, it appears that he is a casualty of his side’s own disinformation."