Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Trump Has Been Tougher On Russians Than Obama, Sanders Argues

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Melinda Barton | 22 February, 2018, 03:03

President Donald Trump is continuing to blame his predecessor for not doing enough to deter Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, calling it a "witch hunt" on occasions.

Defendants named in the indictment unsealed Friday, including accused Internet Research Agency employees, "allegedly posed as US persons, created false USA personas and operated social media pages and groups designed to attract USA audiences", according to the Justice Department.

"He did not attack Vladimir Putin or Russia, nor did he express concerns that the Russians attacked the United States", Shepard Smith said.

Sessions recused himself from all investigations related to Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential campaign. This was a well-calculated move with the single objective of spreading distrust in the American electorate towards the nominated presidential candidates and the political system.

The main charges brought against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Agency's Internet research, which is called "trolls". The defendants also went ahead to steal people's identities to buy online ads.

So Collinson argues that Trump is doing the Russians' job for them, and "undermining US democracy", because he has the audacity to criticize the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The president, following the U.S. Justice Department's latest indictment against more than a dozen Russian nationals and entities, further argued that "Russia started their anti-U.S. campaign in 2014, long before (he) announced (he) would run for president".

A special counsel is now investigating Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with Trump associates, in addition to whether the president obstructed the investigation. "I asked Twitter, I asked Facebook, how does a functioning democracy benefit from false information?" the congressman said.

This week Trump has not explained why, if he agrees that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, he has yet to enforce sanctions approved near-unanimously by Congress in response to the meddling. Trump has adamantly denied any cooperation between his team and Russian Federation and has called the investigation a Democratic hoax.

During a July 2017 press conference in Poland, he said "well I think it was Russian Federation and I think it could have been other people and other countries".