Russia Is Laughing At the US President And the United States

Oscar Cross
February 21, 2018

The indictment released on Friday laid out in specific detail how prosecutors believe Russians adopted false online personas to push divisive political content, including ads.

Amid the continuing push by Democrats and the liberal mainstream media on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, President Donald Trump trained his guns on his predecessor Barack Obama on Tuesday, virtually accusing him of inaction on that front. Early Tuesday morning he spewed thanks on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends for coverage of "all of the failures the Obama Administration had against Russian Federation, including Crimea, Syria and so much more" adding, "We are now starting to win again!"

Trump was later heavily criticized for accusing the FBI of investigating Russian election meddling instead of working on a tipster's warning of the shooter who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week. The results of the election were not impacted.

He's right. Mueller's indictment clearly lays out that this Russian attempt to influence the election started in 2014 under Obama's watch, and he was warned and he did nothing to stop it. Russians scanned election systems in 21 states in 2016 and penetrated systems in a small number of states, but did not change any vote totals, DHS cybersecurity head Jeanette Manfra told the Senate Intelligence Committee in June.

"How amusing that the fake news media doesn't want to say the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for president?" he tweeted.

"If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are in the United States", Katie Harbath, Facebook's global director of policy programs, said on Saturday. Rod Rosenstein who is the Deputy Attorney General said that the news did not contain allegations that "any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity".

Trump has called Russia's meddling a "hoax" and "fake news", but over the weekend he backpedaled those sentiments, claiming he was only talking about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Rob Goldman posted, "Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 United States election". This continued throughout the election and after Trump won. Trump tweeted. "If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the US then, with all of the committee hearings, investigations and party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams". Mr. Prigozhin is known as a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according toThe New York Times.

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