"If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the USA then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams".
Defendants named in the indictment unsealed Friday, including accused Internet Research Agency employees, "allegedly posed as USA persons, created false US personas and operated social media pages and groups designed to attract USA audiences", according to the Justice Department.
As evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election and its continued efforts to meddle in USA politics becomes next to impossible to deny, Trump is trying out a new tactic in dealing with the matter: blaming Obama.
Last week, Trump even blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly turning a blind eye to the Florida school shooting suspect's disturbing antics on social media platforms and failing to save the lives of 17 children. Instead, the USA president continues to act like a fawning puppy at the mention of the Russian despot's name. Why? They also stole the identities of US citizens to purchase advertisements on social media sites and contact other Americans. The agency allegedly created hundreds of social media accounts with stolen or fictitious identities acting as real activists.
By summer 2016, the IRA had hundreds of employees and was spending $1.2 million each month on their operations, according to The New York Times.
Apple Releases iOS, macOS Fixes For Telugu 'Text Bomb' Bug
In terms of the software release timeline, this is iOS 11 .2.6, the 11th update to the latest version of the operating system . However, Apple is determined to fix this problem before the public version of the iOS 11.3 goes live this Spring.
The Vice President of ads Rob Goldman also posted multiple tweets in which he repeatedly said that the company also did not know about Russian Federation interfering in the presidential campaign of 2016 elections using the social media giant until now.
Trump further argued that he has been "much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama" and offered that his successor and other Democrats only pushed the idea of election meddling after winning the White House over Hillary Clinton in 2016. The tweets went viral on Saturday after President Trump described them as evidence that the Russians did not use their campaign to give him victory.
Obama did take action against the Kremlin, imposing strong sanctions and expelling 35 diplomats from the U.S.in December 2016. As an assessment of the indictment in Wired explains, "the indictment recounts a number of instances where events and demonstrations were organized by Russians posing as Americans on social media. And it turns out - some people did". But his critics have often questioned why he has made little effort to prevent another Russian attack in the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Claims of a "hoax" in tatters.
In a January 2017 news conference as president-elect, Trump said "as far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation".
After the election, in December 2016, Obama issued sanctions against nine Russian individuals and entities for election meddling. "If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are in the United States", Harbath said in the National Association of Secretaries of State conference at the weekend.
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New Zealand beat England by 12 runs when they met earlier in the week setting up an all-or-nothing showdown on Sunday. Australia have already qualified for the final in Auckland on 21 February having won all four of their group games.
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Also in double-figures for Ohio State are Jae'Sean Tate (12.7 PPG), CJ Jackson (12.5 PPG) and Wesson (11.1 PPG). But with three road games in the last four, there are certainly plenty of potential road blocks along the way.
Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers
Earlier on Saturday night, a rocket was sacked from Gaza and hit a home in one of the communities in the Shaar Hanegev area. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident "severe" and vowed to "respond accordingly".
Measles cases jump by 400% in Europe
The highest numbers of affected people were reported in Romania (5,562), Italy (5,006) and Ukraine (4,767). It is mainly confined to two locations - the Ballinacurra Weston area and the Carew Park area of Southill.
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The announcement was made today by Christopher Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics , and Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S. The night's numbers also formed part of a 17 percent decline in ratings for NBC for this year's games over those in Sochi.
Speed-skater Elise Christie disqualified from Winter Olympics
The 27-year-old writhed in pain as she tumbled following an ankle ligament injury she sustained during the 500 meter final. I'm not concerned about her mentally. "We do have a lot of interaction with athletes long before we get to Games", he said.