Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:55 AM
A bit more on Putin's election meddling
. The bold is mine. Interesting how that coincided with Trump making the very same kind of statements.
A Kremlin-backed think tank’s plan to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Donald Trump’s favor was distributed at the highest levels of the Russian government, Reuters reported Wednesday.
A handful of current and former U.S. officials told Reuters that the first document, compiled by the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies in June, urged the Kremlin to wage a propaganda war on social media and state-backed media outlets promoting a U.S. candidate who supported better relations with Russia. Another paper, released in October when pundits and polls were predicting a Hillary Clinton victory, argued in favor of promoting claims about voter fraud to stoke questions about the legitimacy of the election results.
President Vladimir Putin’s office appoints the retired Russian intelligence officials who work at the institute, according to Reuters.
Nothing to see here, folks. Nothing to see.
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