Thirteen Russian nationals, and three Russian companies, have been charged in an elaborate plot, to use social media and the internet, to damage the American political system.
The indictment says some of that activity, was aimed at assisting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
However, the president is once again declaring that the finding shows there was no collusion, between his campaign and the Russians.
With direct oversight of the Russia special counsel probe, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said 13 Russian nationals, and three Russian organizations were charged with quote conspiracy to defraud the united states and illegally using social media to divide Americans and disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign. The indictment alleges that the Russian operatives contacted members, volunteers and supporters of the trump campaign who were unnamed in the charge sheet.
The Russian operatives allegedly sought to hurt the candidacy of trump’s challengers including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and they allegedly aimed to bolster Hillary Clinton’s challenger Bernie Sanders.
After the election, special counsel investigators found Russian operatives played both sides.