Read: 37-Page Indictment of Russians Interfering with US Elections


They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made all of those points abundantly clear in a press conference Friday. But that happened in December 2016 - weeks after the election. "The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!" That allegation dominated virtually every major newspaper, the cable news networks - especially CNN and MSNBC - along with the nightly network news shows and the Sunday morning programs. The indictment also claims that some Russian nationals who posed as United States citizens using identity fraud made contact with unwitting individuals drawn from the Trump presidential campaign team and other political activists to coordinate political rallies and other campaign activities.

It alleges that a campaign directed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, became focused on hurting Clinton and helping Trump swing the vote.

Russian Federation "has not seen significant evidence" of interference in U.S. affairs, Peskov said. This was an attack by a foreign power against Americas democratic process.

The indictment states in part, "Some Defendants, posing as US persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities".

"This is only a growing problem", said Hagan, a security engineer recruited to combat the hacking attempts.

In talking about the Obama administration, Schiff told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that "The American people had a right to know what was going on and could be trusted to do the right thing with it". Obama also ordered 35 Russian government officials in Washington and San Francisco to leave the country for "acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status and consular activities" and ordered the closure of two waterfront compounds the administration said were used for Russian intelligence activities. Foreign interference? Nothing to see here.

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A USA federal jury has already indicted 13 Russian citizens and their companies from Russia for alleged illegitimate interference in the 2016 presidential campaigns and elections.

"The reality is the president has questioned the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election over, and over, and over again..."

McMaster had instead said that the evidence of Russian meddling is now "incontrovertible and available in the public domain". That satisfied the media.

The President even contradicted a speech by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who said it was clear Moscow tried to meddle in the US election.

On Monday, Peskov rejected the findings in Mueller's indictment, saying: "There are no indications that the Russian state could have been involved in this and there can't be any".

Just as September 11 made clear that private security could not safeguard the aviation system, so the 2016 Russian attack made clear that social media companies cannot safeguard the electoral system.