Thirteen Russians charged in alleged plot to interfere in United States presidential election
03:06, Feb 18, 2018
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"The Justice Department's special counsel announced the indictment Friday of a notorious Russiantroll farm - charging 13 individuals with an audacious scheme to criminally interfere with the 2016 us presidential election".
One of them is the Internet Research Agency, based in St Petersburg, which the 37-page indictment said "had a strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 United States presidential election".
In a midafternoon tweet, he wrote that Russian Federation began its operation before he even announced his candidacy and that its efforts did not affect the election results.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blather" accusations that Moscow interfered in the USA election that brought President Donald Trump to power. Trump said in a tweet.
Trump wrote. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the allegations as "absurd" and ridiculed the notion that so few Russian nationals could undermine U.S. democracy.
In another Twitter post, Mook said the indictment shows the Russian meddling went beyond cyberwarfare.
An entrepreneur from St. Petersburg, Yevgeny Prigozhin has been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media because his restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries.
US Special CounselRobert Mueller confirmed that the accused wanted to "spread distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general".
For example, the defendants organised one rally to support the President-elect and another rally to oppose him-both in NY, on the same day, the indictment said.
Former Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak, who has been drawn into the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe through his contact with key Trump figures, also shrugged off the latest accusations.
The group was allegedly in contact with "unwitting" members of the Trumpcampaign, but had a broader "strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system".
Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any effort to influence the USA election.
The scheme outlined in the indictment began with fraudulent visa applications for U.S.travel.
But the indictment does not resolve the collusion question at the heart of the continuing Mueller probe, which before Friday had produced charges against four Trump associates.
Former Ambassador Sergei Kislyak said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday: "I'm not sure that I can trust American law enforcement to be the most precise and truthful source of information about what Russians do".
Posing as politically and socially active Americans, the accused advocated for and against particular political candidates. "Specialists were instructed to post content that focused on 'politics in the United States of America, '" one section of the document reads, adding that those involved with the interference were told to "use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump - we support them)'".
"Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 USA election, in part by abusing social media platforms, go against everything we at Twitter believe".
The indictment underscores the degree to which Mueller's investigation has defied the ability of the press and pundits to predict its course with any precision.
The group organized pro-Trump rallies in Florida, New York and North Carolina, but much of its work was focused on producing material that was damaging to Clinton and Trump's Republican rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
That person, Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina, wrote the family member, "I created all of these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people".
"For someone who seems to enjoy playing the role of campaign operative in America, you'd think Putin would have the confidence to allow free and fair elections in Russian Federation", he said.
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