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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies Friday, accusing them of using stolen identities, fake campaign events and hundreds of social media accounts while spending millions of rubles to interfere in the 2016 presidential election in a secret effort to aid the Trump campaign. The indictment, apparently quoting internal Russian documents, says the operation began with a "strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system" in general.

At various times during the campaign, the Russians undertook activities disparaging Trump's Republican rivals, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.

The Russians also worked to help Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, in his effort to defeat Clinton in the Democratic primaries, and Jill Stein, whose Green Party campaign reduced Clinton's votes in the general election in some states.


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The attempts to sow division continued after the election, Rosenstein said, noting that the Russians staged rallies in New York to support and oppose Trump on the same day.

The indictment describes how Russian "specialists" were organized into day and night shifts, so they could post on social media sites around the clock.

The fake pages referred to immigration, the Black Lives Matter movement and Muslim rights, as well as right-wing causes and regional grievances, including one called "South United." By 2016, many of the pages had "hundreds of thousands of followers," the charging document says.

On Feb. 10, 2016, the organization instructed specialists "to use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump -- we support them)," the indictment says, quoting Russian documents.


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Wow, the Russians must have been really pissed about the typo on the "Reset Button", given how hard they worked to defeat Hillary:

When it comes to Russia, the Obama administration has been talking about "pressing the reset button." It's meant to symbolize a possible new start in U.S./Russian relations, which "crashed" after Russia invaded Georgia last August.

So when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greeted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva Friday before sitting down to their working dinner, she was all smiles when she presented him a small green box with a ribbon.

Lavrov opened it and, inside, there was a red button with the Russian word "peregruzka" printed on it.

"I would like to present you with a little gift that represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is: 'We want to reset our relationship, and so we will do it together.' ...

"We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?" she asked Lavrov, laughing.

"You got it wrong," said Lavrov, as both diplomats laughed.

"It should be "perezagruzka" [the Russian word for reset]," said Lavrov."This says ‘peregruzka,' which means ‘overcharged.'"

No one likes to be accused of overcharing anyone, she should have saved that for when she got Fusion GPS' final bill.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-17 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I also wonder when the Hillbots will start screaming that Sanders is a traitor like they have with Stein?

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-17 01:54 PM | Reply

I also wonder when the Hillbots will start screaming that Sanders is a traitor like they have with Stein? - #2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-17 01:54 PM
2016 for his supporters, at least.

#3 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-17 02:11 PM | Reply

If Putin didn't want Hillary to be elected, that is good enough for me, he knows best.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-17 03:45 PM | Reply

Jill Stein was a Russian sleeper agent ever since she attended that RT event as General Flynn's date and succumbed to Vladdy Putin's mindmeld tactics.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-17 04:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Story's been posted:


#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-17 06:21 PM | Reply

"I also wonder when the Hillbots will start screaming that Sanders is a traitor like they have with Stein?"

Did people call Stein a traitor? I called her an unwitting asset or a useful idiot. (Big difference, btw. Those people won't get indicted for anything.) Has Stein responded to Mueller's indictments? Bernie did, exactly how you would expect a nonguilty person and a patriot to respond:

Bernie Sanders‏ @BernieSanders

It has been clear to everyone (except Donald Trump) that Russia was deeply involved in the 2016 election and intends to be involved in 2018. It is the American people who should be deciding the political future of our country, not Mr. Putin and the Russian oligarchs.

It is absolutely imperative that the Mueller investigation be allowed to go forward without obstruction from the Trump administration or Congress.
12:23 PM - 16 Feb 2018

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-17 06:30 PM | Reply

If you didn't support Mother, then you are a Russian.

#8 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-02-18 04:28 PM | Reply

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