"I am proud to shut down the government for border security ... I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it." –Donald Trump
Friday, February 16, 2018
13 RUSSIANS INDICTED BY MUELLER FOR INTERFERING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS
In the past, Trump claimed the whole "Russia thing" could have been done by some American fat guy in his basement sitting on his bed. Well it wasn't.
Trump can no longer claim that the Russia investigation is FAKE! and a HOAX!
Russia interferred and helped put trump in the White House.
Trump is going off golfing again without saying anything about his refusal to acknowledge that the Russian meddled in the 2016 to get him elected. Trump has not had one meeting to address this threat that continues and will attack our country again in the 2018 elections.
Whose side is Trump on?
"The indictment depicts an elaborate scheme in which some of the Russians accused allegedly came to the U.S. with the deliberate intention of undermining the American political and electoral process, including the 2016 presidential election.
In one case, for example, one American was paid to dress up as Hillary Clinton clad in a prison uniform and another person was hired to construct a cage on a flatbed truck — all part of a coordinated effort to organize rallies in Florida in the lead up to the presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Russians charged called their work "information warfare against the United States" with the goal of spreading distrust of candidates and the political system in general.
Some defendants "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign" without revealing their association with Russia. The indictment also says the defendants posted negative information about a number of candidates during the last general election. The individuals operated social media pages and groups designed to attract American audiences with a strategic goal to "sow discord in the U.S. political system". They staged rallies and had a basic infrastructure which included computers and other support systems.
Ultimately, the "defendants' operations included supporting the presidential campaign on then-candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaging Hillary Clinton" his Democratic rival, according to the indictment. According to the agency, "the indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft."