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Share16 February 2018 The special prosecutor investigating the Russiagate, Robert Mueller, announced that a federal Grand Jury has indicted 13 Russian citizens in the Moscow interference investigation in the 2016 US presidential election.
"They consciously and intentionally conspired to defraud the United States with the intention of interfering with American political and electoral processes," reads the 37 pages of the provision.
"Support for Trump to damage Hillary Clinton"
According to the indictment, the defendants from the beginning of mid-2016 "supported the presidential campaign of the then candidate Donald J. Trump to damage Hillary Clinton". "An organization", known as the Internet Research Agency LLC, "tried to lead what it called an" information war "against the United States of America" through fake profiles "on social media." Around May 2014, the the organization's strategy planned to interfere with the 2016 US presidential elections, with the stated goal of spreading distrust of candidates and the political system in general ".
Called into question an ally of Putin
The indictment states that Evgheni Prighozine, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has financed the group that had "for strategic objective sow discord in the American political system" and that, in the first half of 2016, supported the campaign of the Republican Donald Trump and undermined Hillary Clinton's.
Rosenstein: no American investigated, the outcome of the vote was not altered
The deputy minister of justice, Rod Rosenstein, head of the Russiagate investigation, clarified that there are no Americans currently under investigation in Moscow's plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, for which 13 Russians have been indicted, and that the outcome final vote was not altered.
Moscow: absurd accusations, is the US political reality show
The Russian Foreign Ministry has branded the charges as "absurd". Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, appealed to the irony to comment on the news: "Is it possible that 13 people interfered in the US elections? Thirteen against the American intelligence services from multi-billion dollar budgets? Against intelligence and counterespionage, against the latest developments in technology? Yes it is absurd, "he wrote on Facebook adding that" this is the reality of modern American politics ".
Trump ribadsce: "No collusion with Moscow"
My election campaign has nothing to do, the US president Donald Trump comments on Twitter. "Russia - he writes - started its anti-American campaign in 2014, well before I announced my candidacy for the presidency. The election results were not influenced. Trump's campaign did nothing wrong. No collusion ".
Trump focuses only on certain aspects of the prosecutor Robert Mueller's indictment and overlooks the allegation that the 13 worked to discredit Hillary Clinton and favor the liberal democratic rival Berni Sanders, and to counter his two most dangerous internal rivals in the Gop, the senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018