Kremlin dismisses US election indictment as lacking evidence

Tuesday, 20 Feb, 2018

He also attacked former President Barack Obama, saying his predecessor was aware of Russia's interference "and did nothing". Where were the demands from Big Media for President Obama to do something about it?

"If Russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections, I think it's a terrible thing and I want to get to the bottom of it", Trump said.

Facebook says it will use postcards sent through the USA mail in an attempt to prevent foreign meddling in US elections in the future. Just previous year in November, after the first official meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump at a Vietnam summit, the USA president said that he was ready to believe the Putin's deniability about the issue.

Caught up in an elaborate Russian plot without their knowledge, a handful of these small-time Trump supporters said their votes were not swayed and they didn't do anything they weren't happy to do.

Well, that investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller produced an indictment on Friday that charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere with our political process. The indictment also claims that some Russian nationals who posed as USA citizens using identity fraud made contact with unwitting individuals drawn from the Trump presidential campaign team and other political activists to coordinate political rallies and other campaign activities.

Facebook's efforts largely center around verifying people on the platform are who they say they are. But the indictment says that by 2016, the operation was specifically "supporting" the campaign of "then-candidate Donald J. Trump ("Trump Campaign") and disparaging Hillary Clinton".

"While I respect the motive in terms of the Obama administration, they didn't want to be seen as meddling, the American people had a right to know what was going on and could be trusted to do the right thing with it", he said. President trump has been forced to buy a new school of thought and argument after evidence revealed that the Kremlin could have just helped him get to the White House. "Get smart America!", Trump wrote on Twitter on February 18. Trump went on to tweet about the Russian Federation allegations over the weekend.

Mostly, he has equivocated on the question of Russian interference, speaking at times as if he believes it happened and other times as if he does not.

In November 2016, Trump suggested there may have been no hacking at all. "I was a Trump supporter, they didn't convince me", said Jim Frishe, a real estate development consultant and candidate for county office, who organized a sign-waving event in Clearwater that was part of a statewide series of rallies promoted by the Russians.