13 Russians investigated, and new accusations to Trump: the Russiagate approaches the final act

The special prosecutor Robert  Mueller  has  charged 13 Russians and three Moscow companies  of conspiring in favor of the then Republican candidate,  Donald  Trump , at the expense of democratic  Hillary  Clinton

13 Russians investigated, and new accusations to Trump: the Russiagate approaches the final act 

The investigation on the Russiagate arrives at an important turning point, but not yet in the final act. The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three Moscow companies of conspiring in favor of the then Republican candidate, Donald Trump, at the expense of Democrat Hillary Clinton. According to Mueller, it was a systematic and coordinated campaign by the Russians to influence the US presidential election in favor of Trump through fake accounts on US social media , to "feed discord and denigrate their enemies."




13 Russians investigated, and new accusations to Trump: the Russiagate approaches the final act 

 (AFP)

FBI Director Robert Mueller and US President Donald Trump 
The investigation on the Russiagate arrives at an important turning point, but not yet in the final act. The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three Moscow companies of conspiring in favor of the then Republican candidate, Donald Trump, at the expense of Democrat Hillary Clinton. According to Mueller, it was a systematic and coordinated campaign by the Russians to influence the US presidential election in favor of Trump through fake accounts on US social media , to "feed discord and denigrate their enemies."

In particular in the indictment since mid-2016 thirteen Russian citizens and three entities in Moscow are accused of defrauding the US government, interfering with the political process. In the foreground emerges the role of the St. Petersburg company, ' Internet Research Agency ' (IRA), the 'troll factory', which, according to Mueller, began working in 2014 to interfere in the US elections, using fake accounts on social networks average.

And behind the Ira  is the oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, a friend from the early 90s of Vladimir Putin , and indeed nicknamed the "chef of Putin" because its chain of restaurants often seen visiting Russian President and dignitaries foreigners. Prigozhin was already under US sanctions since December 2016 for financially supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014.

The 'disturbing' details of Mueller's accusation

From the indictment of Mueller against the Russians emerges a particular disturbing for the president: as remembered by CNN, some members of the staff of Trump have retweeted - unaware of the criminal origin of the chirp created by the Russian 'troll factory', factory of fakes profiles on social media - messages aimed at altering the outcome of the vote.

The Deputy Minister of Justice, Rod Rosenstein , who coordinates the investigation, was quick to point out that no elements were found to be able to say that "American citizens have knowingly" participated in the plot. It is on the adjective "consciously" that we play a lot.

Cnn recalls, inter alia, that both the son of the president, Donald Trump Jr., and the close advisor to Trump in the election campaign and now the White House, Kellyanne Conway, have retweeted messages from the false account created by the Russians to simulate that it was the official Republican Republic of Tennessee ("Tennessee GOP", or Grand Old Party of Tennessee). The successful goal was to make the followers believe they were really following their party.

The account had up to 100,000 followers during the campaign Trump commented on the news in his own way: "The Russians started their campaign against the US in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president, the results of the election were not altered. he has done nothing wrong - no collusion "with Moscow.

So on Twitter the president who focuses only on some aspects of the development of the investigation and neglects that, according to Mueller, the 13 worked on two fronts with a single goal: among the Democrats to discredit Hillary Clinton and favor the liberal rival Bernie Sanders , and among the Republicans to oppose his two most dangerous internal rivals in the GOP, Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

The only one to take advantage of the Russian business was Trump

In short, the only benefit, or at least not hit, by this maxi disinformation campaign on the network was Trump. However, according to Mueller the defendants from the beginning of mid-2016 "supported the presidential campaign of the then candidate Donald J. Trump to damage Hillary Clinton". The Internet Research Agency, "tried to conduct what he called an 'information war'" against the United States of America through fake social media profiles.


13 Russians investigated, and new accusations to Trump: the Russiagate approaches the final act 
 (AFP)

 The American president Donald Trump
"Around May 2014, the organization planned to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election, with the stated goal of spreading distrust of candidates and the political system in general." In a note dated 10 February 2016, the Russians were invited to "take every opportunity to criticize Hillary and the others (except Sanders and Trump, we support them)". The goal was also to get in touch with "unwitting" men of Trump's campaign: "Some accused, pretending to be US citizens and without revealing their connection with Russia,

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Not just fake account: rallies, attacks on Clinton

The group bought advertising on social media, created Twitter accounts as if they belonged to American groups or people. The Russians monitored their efforts and some even entered the United States to gather information, using false identities and driving licenses, and contacted the media to promote their activities. In September 2016, the group ordered "to intensify criticism of Hillary Clinton" because it had detected not enough activity against the Democratic candidate.

The Russians' plot was more audacious than previously thought. The work went beyond simple social media: the Russians organized rallies in favor of Trump and even went to pay the Americans to participate. A woman was paid to Florida to dress as Clinton as a prison, another to build a cage large enough to lock her up. And after the election, the group organized pro and counter-Trump rallies, including a "Trump is NOT my President" rally in New York the week after the election and one in Charlotte, North Carolina, the following week. 

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