News Article: Mueller Charges 13 Russian Nationals, 3 Russian Entities with Election Interference

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And so it begins. Mueller just fell Trump's "hoax" lie.

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From in or around 2014 to the present, defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the grand jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.
 

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31. In order to collect additional intelligence, Defendants and their co-conspirators posed as U.S. persons and contacted U.S. political and social activists. For example, starting in or around June 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, posing online as U.S. persons, communicated with a real U.S. person affiliated with a Texas-based grassroots organization. During the exchange, Defendants and their co-conspirators learned from the real US. person that they should focus their activities on "purple states like Colorado, Virginia, & Florida." After that exchange, Defendants and their co-conspirators commonly referred to targeting "purple states" in directing their efforts.
Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign digital director, is based in San Antonio.
 

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interesting part of the indictment

Defendants and their co-conspirators thereafter destroyed evidence for the purpose of impeding the investigation. On or about September 13, 2017, KAVERZINA wrote in an email to a family member: "We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues." KAVERZINA further wrote, "I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people."
when a witch hunt finds actual witches
 

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I found the highlighted very interesting.

By February 2016, the suspects had decided whom they were supporting in the 2016 race. According to the indictment, Internet Research Agency specialists were instructed to “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump — we support them.)”
 

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I don't understand how being pro-Trump also means not caring that Russians tampered with the election.

Support Trump if you like, I even support a few of the things he's done, but this is hardly yawn worthy. Probably not the smoking gun the Left would like it to be but it goes someway in showing that this country will not sit idly by and allow a foreign power to meddle in one of out most sacred rites.

It needs to continue to be built upon, I'd like to see sanctions and political fallout. Yah - can read what I just wrote, but this is not nothing.
 

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of course they did, anything to keep people from voting for Hillary for any reason

they also supported Jill Stein, same reason
i can't remember his name, but one of bernie's main campaign guys was tangled up with the russians. but the story did have as much legs as hillary's emails.
 

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I don't understand how being pro-Trump also means not caring that Russians tampered with the election.

Support Trump if you like, I even support a few of the things he's done, but this is hardly yawn worthy. Probably not the smoking gun the Left would like it to be but it goes someway in showing that this country will not sit idly by and allow a foreign power to meddle in one of out most sacred rites.

It needs to continue to be built upon, I'd like to see sanctions and political fallout. Yah - can read what I just wrote, but this is not nothing.
my guess is that this is just one of many shoes that are going to drop.
 

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I don't understand how being pro-Trump also means not caring that Russians tampered with the election.

Support Trump if you like, I even support a few of the things he's done, but this is hardly yawn worthy. Probably not the smoking gun the Left would like it to be but it goes someway in showing that this country will not sit idly by and allow a foreign power to meddle in one of out most sacred rites.

It needs to continue to be built upon, I'd like to see sanctions and political fallout. Yah - can read what I just wrote, but this is not nothing.
we have sanctions

they were passed overwhelmingly by congress and even signed by Trump

the Trump administration of course is refusing to actually implement them

he should be impeached
 

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Us "deplorables" really did not need the Rooskies, and after hearing the evidence, voter rolls and votes were not part of the evidence and the interesting part "no outcomes were changed."
you don't have to change a voter role if you convince millions of people not to bother voting, but you keep sliding those goalposts.
 

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you don't have to change a voter role if you convince millions of people not to bother voting, but you keep sliding those goalposts.
the goal posts have moved so many times it is ridiculous. first there was no business done by trump in russia, then there was business, but it was legit, then there was no contact by the campaign, well there was contact, but it didn't have to do with the campaign, well, there was contact by the campaign, but it was just by coffee boys.

all promoted mindlessly without a shred of shame by a lot of rubes that have been convinced among many other things that dollhands donny was sent by the lord to save our country from rampant political correctness and imminent demise
 

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Who is Richard Pinedo, the latest American to plead guilty in the Mueller investigation?

A California man has pleaded guilty to identity fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Richard Pinedo, of Santa Paula, ran an online service called Auction Essistance, through which he bought and sold bank account numbers that would help users circumvent security measures of digital payment companies. Pinedo transferred, possessed and used the identities of other people in connection with unlawful activity, according to a statement of the offense. He pleaded guilty on February 12, according to court documents.
 

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