Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

USA indictments: Putin's chef, Trump's reaction and other key facts

Accusations of Moscow troll campaign to sway US election are 'blabber', says Russian foreign minister US charges Russians with 2016 US election tampering to boost Trump
Doris Mccormick | 20 February, 2018, 21:48

The Justice Department on Friday indicted three Russian companies and 13 individuals for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, and the man who should be most upset is Donald J. Trump.

The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and three businesses - including an Internet firm tied to the Kremlin - with conspiracy, identity theft, failing to register as foreign agents and violating laws that limit the use of foreign money in USA elections. Reporter: President trump's national security adviser at a security conference in Germany, the Russians in the same room, fighting back.

He added, "As we said publicly past year, this kind of foreign interference violates all of our values".

Russians named in the indictment also set up a "Blacktivists" Instagram account that promoted the message: "Choose Peace and Vote for Jill Stein".

Russian nationals working to interfere with the 2016 presidential election visited Texas in 2014, spread derogatory information against U.S. Sen.

RT's story announced: "Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians", citing a "White House spokesman".

"In about a year of this chaos about the so-called interference of Russian Federation into the elections, we never heard not a single fact", Lavrov said in September 2017.

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US President Donald Trump has hit out at suggestions that Russian Federation helped him win the presidency, and claimed that a new federal indictment showed no evidence of collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Moscow.

"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems", Trump said in a tweet late Saturday, making reference to his defeated Democratic Party challenger Hillary Clinton.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declined to comment today on the US indictments, telling a security conference in Munich that US Vice President Mike Pence and others had raised questions about the investigation. President Trump tweeted that his campaign, quote, did nothing wrong, no collusion. Tweeting, Russia started their anti-u.s. Campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the probe, carefully chose his words Friday as he stated, "There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity". He used forceful language to convey American strength against what the indictment describes as a coordinated Russian disinformation campaign, waged largely online, meant to sway American voters in Trump's favor.

McLaughlin, whom Trump employed as a pollster during the 2016 election and has a history of making incorrect predictions, published poll results for a Generic Ballot on February 12 through company McLaughlin & Associates. But it adds that the Russians "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign", and it offers no claims of a conspiracy.

The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are seen as a major development in his continuing probe into the 2016 election. "We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn't align with the main media narrative of Tump [sic] and the election".

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