DOJ: Russians Targeted Clinton, Cruz, Rubio; Supported Sanders, Trump DOJ: Russians Targeted Clinton, Cruz, Rubio; Supported Sanders, Trump – NTK Network

DOJ: Russians Targeted Clinton, Cruz, Rubio; Supported Sanders, Trump

The Mueller investigation indicted 13 Russian nationals on Friday in one of the biggest developments in the Russian investigation thus far.

By NTK Staff | 02.16.2018 @2:01pm
DOJ: Russians Targeted Clinton, Cruz, Rubio; Supported Sanders, Trump

A Department of Justice indictment charged 13 Russians with crimes related to the Russian intelligence effort to interfere in the 2016 election. According to the indictment, those efforts were not limited to helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton.

Information presented in the document alleges that the Russians launched attacks on the campaigns of Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, meaning the intelligence operation targeted both parties.

At the same time, the indictment says that the Russians launched information campaigns to support Bernie Sanders’ and Donald Trump’s bids for the presidency.

The Russian government instructed its operatives to “post content that focused on ‘politics in the USA’ and to ‘use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump – we support them).'”

The document also does not indicate that the Trump campaign knowingly cooperated with Russian agents to affect the election, but the indictment states affirmatively that “unwitting” Trump campaign members coordinated with the Russians.

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