Russian nationals indicted over 2016 USA election interference

Russian nationals indicted over 2016 USA election interference

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 USA election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

McMaster also noted that special counsel Robert Mueller's team had shown that the US was becoming "more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion".

In a court document, the USA government said Russian entities began interfering in U.S. political processes, including the 2016 presidential election, as early as 2014.

It turns out Donald Trump wasn't the only candidate the Russians allegedly tried to help during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president", he tweeted Friday.

Russian Federation started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. He argued that USA officials also have said no country influenced the US election results. Mueller is still looking into any possible financial transactions between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - and speaking to witnesses about the question of obstruction of justice.

The Russian organisation was funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the indictment says. His team noted that the Russian efforts to sow discord are also said to have benefited Bernie Sanders, who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Against espionage and counter-espionage, against new developments and technologies?

In his remarks, McMaster said that Russian Federation may have to "reevaluate what it's doing" with regard to meddling in Western elections. "We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections", Trump said.

Beginning as early as 2014, the Russian organization Internet Research Agency began operations to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 elections, according to the indictment.


Sometimes the Russians used fake United States personas co communicate with Trump officials doing local outreach and those officials would then distribute their materials via social media.

In 2014, the IRA established an initiative called the "translator project", the indictment said, which focused on provoking Americans on social media platforms, including Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others.

"The Americans are very emotional people; they see what they want to see".

"We have known that Russians meddled in the election, but these indictments detail the extent of the subterfuge", Ryan said in a statement. But the 37-page indictment also includes a number of fascinating new insights.

Although the indictment was politically beneficial for Trump in the near term, or at least fell short of targeting another campaign aide, there - as always - is much more to the Russian Federation imbroglio than any one document or news story.

In a statement to the press on Friday, Pinedo's attorney admitted Pinedo's guilt in the fraudulent online banking scheme, but said he did not know he was helping Russians.

After the indictments were returned by a federal grand juries, both political parties - Democrats and Republicans - said this vindicated their respective stands.

Pence told Axios on Wednesday, "irrespective of efforts that were made in 2016 by foreign powers, it is the universal conclusion of our intelligence communities that none of those efforts had any effect on the outcome of the 2016 election".

And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.

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