"You see a willingness to take risk that you hadn't had before, because Putin was so hateful toward Hillary Clinton". We're focussed on China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan.
"I have great respect for them".
The agents set up bank accounts at a federally insured bank, set up accounts at PayPal using stolen identities and fake drivers' licenses, and purchased fraudulent credit card and bank account numbers at as many as six USA banks. Trump said in a tweet.
His comments come a day after the US Justice Department announced it had charged 13 Russian nationals with conspiracy to defraud the United States. They established social media pages and groups to communicate with unwitting Americans. The 13 Russians all face charges with conspiracy.
The power of anonymity.
The election-meddling organization, looking to hide its Russian roots, purchased space on computer servers within the USA, used email accounts from US internet service providers and created and controlled social media pages with huge numbers of followers on divisive issues such as immigration, religion and the Black Lives Matter movement. What obligation do campaigns have to vet the people and information they encounter?
The power of voter suppression. It was banal conventional wisdom, but afterward, the Russian operatives began using the jargon in their own interactions, which USA authorities somehow were able to access. In one case, a Russian-controlled account on Instagram, with the name "Woke Blacks", posted, "A$3 particular hype and hatred for Trump is misleading the people and forcing Blacks to vote Killary". We can not resort to the lesser of two devils.
The power of news illiteracy.
"And the Russians, the indictment alleges, used election hashtags like "#Hillary4Prison" and "#TrumpTrain" to insert themselves into the campaign conversation online.
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Some news media translated his pungent "claptrap" description (трепотней) as "blather", "blabber" or "a bit of trouble". But both were immediately hit with blunt questions about the USA indictment and the broader issue of cyberattacks. "So I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with colleagues". She went on, "I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people".
Trump seized on the indictment to call for an end to "outlandish partisan attacks, wild and false allegations, and far-fetched theories" about the election, asserting they "only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russian Federation, and do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions". "The administration needs to be far more vigilant in protecting the 2018 elections, and alert the American public any time the Russians attempt to interfere". Afterward, lawyers noted that this is not the same as saying, "No American had any knowledge".
Mueller's indictment did not tie the meddling effort to the Russian government.
- It will be exceptionally hard, if not impossible, for Trump now to fire Rosenstein or Mueller.
And it indicates the investigation includes looking into whether Russian Federation meddled in the run-up to the elections, following a string of charges relating to the actions of Trump associates.
Once more, we are reminded how little we know about what Mueller has already found.
President Trump continues to deny any possibility of meddling by Russians.
"The Internet Research Agency, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, was named in the indictment as the hub of an ambitious effort to trick Americans into following Russian-fed propaganda that pushed US voters toward then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and away from Democrat Hillary Clinton".