(National Sentinel)Â Deep State: Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday announced that a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities in connection with an alleged campaign during the 2015-2016 election cycle to assist then-GOP candidate Donald J. Trump by “disparaging Hillary Clinton,” according to court papers.
“The indictment says that a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency sought to wage ‘information warfare’ against the United States by using fictitious American personas and social media platforms and other Internet-based media,”Â CNBCÂ reported.
Though the operationÂ was launched in 2014, by early to mid-2016 the defendants were “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton,” the indictment charges.
Groups listed in the indictment includeÂ Secured Borders, Blacktivist, United Muslims for America, Army of Jesus, South United and Heart of Texas.
But asÂ The Gateway Pundit notes, many of them were ardent supporters of Clinton and equally ardent opponents of Trump.
From Page 14 of the indictment:
Some of the groups even held rallies in support of Clinton, likeÂ United Muslims of America.
The same groups organized a major rally in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016, just days after Trump’s victory:
“These same Russian ads were published in November 2017 by the House Intelligence Committee,” The Gateway PunditÂ reported. “Mueller and Democrats want you to believe these Russian Facebook ads flipped the election to Donald Trump.
“But at least half of the ads are pro-Hillary. And Russia claims half of their paid ads ran after the election and 25 percent never ran at all,” the site continued.
In addition, Facebook has previously announced that the Russian ads comprised .004% of their advertising during the election.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said this afternoon in Washington there is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the scheme, nor is there any allegation that the scheme affected the outcome of the election.
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