By: Brian Evans
Friday morning, a federal grand jury announced that it has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s special counsel investigation, announced the indictment at the main Department of Justice building in Washington, DC.. The Russian group is alleged to have spent years, back to at least 2014, building a social media following of hundreds of thousands by playing off of existing divisions and sympathies in the American political landscape. When 2016 rolled around, the groups operatives are alleged by Mueller to have disparaged Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and used its influence to support Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Interestingly, the indictment by Special counsel Mueller said that “Russians conducted ‘information warfare’ against the US during the election to help Donald Trump win.” Furthermore, the indictment said that the Russian defendants posted derogatory information about a number of candidates, and by early to mid-2016, the indictment says that their operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump (“Trump Campaign”) and disparaging Hillary Clinton (Clinton Campaign).
Ironically, the groups that are listed on page 14 of the indictment as giving support to the Trump campaign included: Secured Borders, Blacktivist, United Muslims for America, Army of Jesus, South United and Heart of Texas. Interestingly, it is quite certainly far from the truth. First, Mueller said that the United Muslims of America was pro-Trump.
However, United Muslims of America was NOT pro-Trump. In fact, the following was a promotion for the Hillary campaign, put out by the group ‘United Muslims of America.
Then, there were the blacktivists, a group that Mueller called ‘Pro-Trump’. They made postings like:
These same Russian groups organized the monster rally “Trump is not my president” in New York City on November 12, 2016.
This certainly was not a pro-Trump group. In fact the House Intelligence Commitee demonstrated that BM, a ‘Not My President’ group regularly promoted Anti-Trump propaganda that pushed pro-Hillary groups like Black Lives Matter, and other left-wing Progressive groups that sought to cause discord and election turmoil. Postings like: Don’t Shoot was another Russian facebook ad promoting anti-Police, anti-Trump, left-wing agenda, stating:
These same Russian ads were published in November 2017 by the House Intelligence Committee. Mueller and Democrats want you to believe these Russian social media ads flipped the election to Donald Trump, but it was a concerted effort to divide our nation, and create doubt in our American election system. Russia responded by saying that half of their paid ads ran after the election and 25% never ran at all. Previously, Facebook announced that the Russian ads comprised .004% of their advertising during the election.
The Gateway Pundit revealed something even more interesting with the Mueller indictment. They found that although Mueller’s indictment said that the Russian’s hosted events to assist Donald Trump’s Presidential bid, that is not the whole picture. Consequently, Steven MIntyre from Climate Audit compiled the research for the rally numbers. He found that the Russians rallies for Trump and Hillary for the most part were complete and utter failures. The first two events (March for Trump and Down With Hillary) drew no attendees. The third event (Support Hillary, Save American Muslims) drew no attendees either. The fourth event (Florida rallies for Trump) drew 31 attendees. The Fifth event (Miners for Trump) drew no attendees either. The sixth event (Trump is not my President) drew 10,000 attendees, INCLUDING Pro-Communist MICHAEL MOORE. The seventh event (show your support for Trump) appears as if it never took place. No information as to why. The eighth event (Charlotte against Trump) drew 100 attendees.
The totals for the Russian rallies totalled:
- Pro-Trump rallies: drew 31 total attendees
- Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump rallies: drew 10,100 attendees
Take Away: Robert Mueller is a lying skunk.
However, despite the indictment blatantly trying to paint Trump in a bad light, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein admits that “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity.” He went on to say that “there is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.” Prosecuters also admitted that “it also demonstrates that the Russians indicted were also behind anti-Trump rallies after the election. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said that “after the election, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the president-elect while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election.” He said “For example, the defendants organized two rallies on November 12 in New York, one rally to support the president-elect (“show your support for President-elect Donald Trump” rally), and (“Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York) to oppose him. The indictment also revealed that the Russians organized a “Charlotte Against Trump” rally in North Carolina on Nov. 19.
The indictment indicates that a November 12, 2016 New York event was also organized by the Russians. Here is NBC‘s report on the New York City event:
“Not My President’s Day” rallies were staged in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more than two dozen other cities across the nation in a spirited display of defiance against a president who has been in power for just one month.
In Trump’s hometown, a huge throng rallied outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, with the crowd blanketing the southwestern corner of Central Park and singing “We Shall Overcome.”
Many carried signs that read “Not My President” and “Resist” and chanted “No Ban, No Wall” — a reference to Trump’s executive order on travel by immigrants and his still-unbuilt wall along the Mexican border.
BuzzFeed published the following report on October 26th, 2017. It shows Facebook was aware that the anti-Trump rally in Charlotte was organized by Russia:
People believed to be Russians meddling in American politics swiftly chose a new target in the days after the 2016 election: trying to organize anti-Trump rallies, according to private messages from a page aimed at black civil rights activists that has been linked to a wider Russian effort.
“We’re holding a protest against Trump on Saturday,” read a message obtained by BuzzFeed from the BlackMattersUS Facebook page to an activist who’d spoken at a previous rally organized by the group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The BlackMatters page also sent a poster for the “Charlotte Against Trump” rally on Nov. 19, 2016, and a now-unavailable link to a Facebook event.
The page was identified in a bombshell investigation by RBC, a Russian outlet, as one of 180 social media accounts created by a St. Petersburg “troll farm.”
Overall, the indictment shows several things. Mueller has focused on finding connections to President Trump, but has failed to find anything at all. The investigation found that the Russian’s “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system.” The Russians have tried to pit Americans against Americans using political differences of Americans. They did so by concealing their links to Russia, pose as grassroots activists, and promote anti-Clinton protests, and anti-Trump protest. They would promote the gatherings through public posts on fake social media accounts designed to look like they were made by Americans. After the election, the Russians focused on promoting anti-Trump protests around the nation. Protests to create division, hate, and discord throughout our country, distrust of government, and hatred and distrust of President Trump. However, despite their efforts, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein admitted that the election results were not impacted by the Russians’ activity.
In a statement released by the White House on Friday, President Trump said:
“We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancor to be successful.”
President Trump pointed out that the indictment indicates that:
“The American people deserve to know the full extent of Russia’s interference in our election and the involvement of Trump officials”
As Rosenstein explained, the goal of the alleged conspiracy is not as simple as supporting one candidate. The conspirators are alleged to have held rallies for and against president-elect Donald Trump. They promoted Trump over Cruz, Rubio, and other candidates, when Trump was considered the underdog. The Russians promoted Bernie Sanders when Bernie was considered the underdog. The Russians Promoted Donald Trump when the polling showed Trump was down in the polls, and then promoted anti-Trump propaganda and rallies after Trump won the Presidential election. In fact, Muellers indictment states:
“After the election, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the president-elect, while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election,”
An indication that they were not intending for Trump to win, but instead create division, discourse, and distrust. All goals that have proven to be quite successful. The indictment strongly implies links to the Kremlin. Over $1 million in rubles is alleged to have been funneled into the conspiracy through sources like “Concord Catering,” a company with significant contracts with the Russian government.
Despite obvious biases by the Mueller team, the indictment contains no explicit allegation of collusion with Donald Trump or his campaign. Rosenstein and the Mueller indictment goes even further to indicate that despite the contact of Americans and even some members of the Trump campaign with Russian officials, they were at the most “unwitting” and did not collude with the Russians.
The indictment read:
The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities, promote political campaigns, and stage political rallies. The defendants and their co-conspirators pretended to be grassroots activists. According to the indictment, the Americans did not know that they were communicating with Russians.
Charges against the 13 defendants, include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The Russian’s indicted are alleged to have traveled to the United States in order to implement their interference and political discord, but none of them are confirmed to be currently in the United States. The accused ring-leader was Yevgeniy Prigozhin.
A reporter asked if the Department of Justice has contacted the Russian government for assistance in bringing the accused to justice, but Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said:
”No communications with the Russians about this. We’ll follow the ordinary process of seeking cooperation and extradition.”
Then, Sunday morning investigative journalist Jim Hoft from the Gateway Pundit exposed yet further problems with the Mueller investigation. Not only has the Mueller investigation spent millions of taxpayer dollars and proven no evidence of collusion, but it further appears that Mueller and his team’s indictment was copied from the work done by the House Intelligence Committee and now it appears from the RFE (Radio Free Europe Article.
And here is the RFE article from 2015:
For the third year, first in St. Petersburg, in the village of Ol’hina, and then in the city itself, on the street Savushkina, in the building number 55 there is a mysterious organization, which is officially called the Limited Liability Company Internet Research, and unofficially nicknamed by its employees, the so-called “Kremlin trolls”, “the Ministry of Truth” .
The official founder and director general of this organization is the retired militia colonel Mikhail Bystrov , and is funded by the Concord holding, headed by friend and chef of President Vladimir Putin Yevgeny Prigozhin . Since 2000, this holding organizes banquets in the Kremlin, as well as cooperates with “Vointorg” and the Ministry of Defense.
In the “Trust Ministry”, approximately 400 people, who change one at a time for 12 hours, sit around the computer around the clock and write in blogs – mostly in “Live Journal” or “VKontakte”. There are several departments. In one they are engaged in the blogosphere, in another they are preparing TK – technical tasks, in the third one – they comment on the news in Russian and foreign media , in the fourth – mount photos in the photoshop, forcing, say, heads of Navalny and Obama to the bodies of animals, and so on.
Ultimately, the indictment prominently indicates that the Trump campaign was not involved in collusion with Russia. In fact, it indicates that the Russians were involved in promoting any candidate that would create a strain on our election system, and on American’s faith in the election process. Does this mean that the Mueller investigation is over? Not likely, since Robert Mueller says that he will continue to delve into the Trump campaign and the Trump Administration. In fact, after the indictment, it appears that the Special Council has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars while endlessly trying to fruitessly prove Trump/Russia collusion. That, combined with the Special Council’s announcement that they will continue pursue President Trump, and their refusal to investigate serious leads that point towards Hillary Clinton and Obama Administration connections, once again goes to show the depth of Deep State corruption. Corruption that will continue to pervade the Washington D.C. swamp in the days, weeks, months, and potentially years to come. That is, until America votes to remove some of the Progressive-Socialist and Fabian-Socialist moles that have permeated virtually all sectors of our national government.