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There are 54 comments on the Manawatu Evening Standard story from Feb 16, 2018, titled US grand jury charges 13 Russians with meddling to help Trump in election help Trump in election. In it, Manawatu Evening Standard reports that:

Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies have been charged with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. The interference is alleged to have occurred through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced on Saturday .

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Used to be a democrat

Salem, MA

#1 Feb 16, 2018
The Trump administration started this investigation, that found the Russians were trying to manipulate elections in America. Obama knew about it, and did nothing about it. Why?
What did he and Hillary have to hide? Is this the tip of the iceberg into the socialists in this nation, colluding with the socialists in Russia, to destroy capitalist democracies? We know now, that both parties were trying to create unrest and discord among US citizens. Russia paid protesters, and so did the democrats.
Very interesting to see how this unfolds.
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#2 Feb 16, 2018
Gosh, after months of railing against “the Russia hoax” it seems there’s some serious charges against Russian operatives.

If there’s nothing there, why was president BooBoo so intent of firing so many folks?
Used to be a democrat

Salem, MA

#3 Feb 16, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
Gosh, after months of railing against “the Russia hoax” it seems there’s some serious charges against Russian operatives.

If there’s nothing there, why was president BooBoo so intent of firing so many folks?
Why is it he allowed his justice department to investigate Russia's involvement?
Why is it Obama and Hillary, knew about what Russia was doing, but didn't instruct the justice department to do anything about it? Could it be fear of democrats being in bed with the Russians?
Could it be the fear of them going to jail?
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#4 Feb 16, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
The Trump administration started this investigation, that found the Russians were trying to manipulate elections in America. Obama knew about it, and did nothing about it. Why?
What did he and Hillary have to hide? Is this the tip of the iceberg into the socialists in this nation, colluding with the socialists in Russia, to destroy capitalist democracies? We know now, that both parties were trying to create unrest and discord among US citizens. Russia paid protesters, and so did the democrats.
Very interesting to see how this unfolds.
This $hit you Bots post is laughable

Trump and his criminal cartel is next to be indicted for crimes against the United States

The Obama administration imposed economic sanctions by way of an executive order against Russia and Vladimir Putin's Russian oligarchs for meddling in the election. The same sanctions against Russia Congress voted in both chambers 512 to 7 for approval.

Also Barack Obama confronted Vladimir Putin in China during the 2016 G-20 Summit about US intelligence agencies reports on Russian meddling
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#6 Feb 16, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
The Trump administration started this investigation, that found the Russians were trying to manipulate elections in America. Obama knew about it, and did nothing about it. Why?
What did he and Hillary have to hide? Is this the tip of the iceberg into the socialists in this nation, colluding with the socialists in Russia, to destroy capitalist democracies? We know now, that both parties were trying to create unrest and discord among US citizens. Russia paid protesters, and so did the democrats.
Very interesting to see how this unfolds.
You're going go have to try a different lie. No one is more misinformed

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking - The New York ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/us/politic...

Dec 29, 2016 ... The Obama administration said it was tossing out 35 intelligence operatives and
imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officers....“tamper with,
alter, or cause a misappropriation of information, with a purpose or effect of
interfering with or undermining election
Cordwainer Trout

Hodgenville, KY

#7 Feb 17, 2018
Mueller's press proxy identified activities of the Russian trolls, which sound exactly like the activities of Facebook and Twitter in their attacks on free speech of anyone expressing disagreement with the Democrat Communist Party narratives. Obama's financing of the specific effort to affect Israeli elections was much more intricate and effective than 13 trolls. Obama's and Nuland's involvement in affecting Ukrainian politics by financing constant misinformation attacks and the illegal, violent coup unseating an elected government was much more involved than 13 trolls. Obama and the DNC's collusion with Russians and Ukrainian usurpers to undermine the Trump candidacy and the integrity of Federal agencies was much more involved than 13 trolls. Apparently to the American Leftists, the U.S. Constitution applies to everyone in the world except Russians.
Mueller Wins

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Feb 17, 2018
The first time in History a foreign Superpower has been involved in a collusive effort to influence an American Election..This is a National Tragedy..Thank You Mueller for protecting our National electoral process..
Go Trump

United States

#9 Feb 17, 2018
Hildabeast and the DNC colluded with Russian operatives for the Fake Trump dossier. Hopefully she will be the next indictment.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#10 Feb 17, 2018
Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute.

Trump continues to deny Russian meddling in the 2016 election and makes no provisions to protect the on coming 2018 midterm elections
Truth

Greenfield, IN

#11 Feb 17, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
Obama knew about it, and did nothing about it.
Wrong on so many points, but to clarify:

Obama legislated sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly approved, and the Trump administration is so far failing to enforce.

Obama wanted to go public, but the Senate, specifically Mitch McConnell refused to go along and it would have been even more of a partisan thing than it is already, that is, until a bunch of Russians got indicted, along with an American who was using stolen IDs to open accounts for them:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/politics/richa...

Californian man pleads guilty to identity fraud connected to Russian interference in presidential election

A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election.

Pinedo ran a scheme that helped his customers use dummy bank accounts to bypass the security of online companies like PayPal, which can be used to transfer money and pay for online services.

The Russians had opened accounts on PayPal using stolen identities of people in the US, prosecutors said. The related indictment of the Russians listed 14 bank accounts they used.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#12 Feb 17, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
Gosh, after months of railing against “the Russia hoax” it seems there’s some serious charges against Russian operatives.

If there’s nothing there, why was president BooBoo so intent of firing so many folks?
No collusion! No collusion! No collusion! AWK!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#13 Feb 17, 2018
Used to be a democrat wrote:
<quoted text>

Why is it he allowed his justice department to investigate Russia's involvement?
Why is it Obama and Hillary, knew about what Russia was doing, but didn't instruct the justice department to do anything about it? Could it be fear of democrats being in bed with the Russians?
Could it be the fear of them going to jail?
Used to be a Democrat/Presently a Schmuck, Trump expected the Justice Department to whitewash the whole matter and give Trump a pass.

Russia tried to help Trump win because they believed Hillary would be a tougher adversary, and harder to take advantage of. Sure enough, Trump is now busy kissing Putin's ass.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#14 Feb 17, 2018
Go Trump wrote:
Hildabeast and the DNC colluded with Russian operatives for the Fake Trump dossier. Hopefully she will be the next indictment.
The fake here is your Asskisser-in-Chief.
Truth

San Jose, CA

#15 Feb 17, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>No collusion! No collusion! No collusion! AWK!
Well, there was no collusion that involved Trump.

when will Mueller indict Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, PerkinsCoie, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign? Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian trolls claimed their social media political activity was criminal because: they were foreign citizens; they tried to influence an election; and they neither registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act nor reported their funding to the Federal Elections Commission.

First, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make Steele a criminal: first, he is a foreign citizen; second, he tried to influence an election, which he received payments to do (including from the FBI itself); and third, he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed his receipts and expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Also, according to the FBI, along the way, Steele lied…a lot, while the dossier he disseminated contained its own lies based on bought-and-paid for smears from foreign sources reliant on rumors and innuendo.

Second, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make FusionGPS a criminal co-conspirator: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission.

Third, if Mueller’s theory is correct, then three things make PerkinsCoie a potential target: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission, by disguising its receipt of payments from the Clinton campaign as a “legal expense.”
Truth

San Jose, CA

#16 Feb 17, 2018
Retribution wrote:
Trump national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute.

Trump continues to deny Russian meddling in the 2016 election and makes no provisions to protect the on coming 2018 midterm elections
But the only collusion involved Hillary, not Trump.

when will Mueller indict Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, PerkinsCoie, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign? Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian trolls claimed their social media political activity was criminal because: they were foreign citizens; they tried to influence an election; and they neither registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act nor reported their funding to the Federal Elections Commission.

First, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make Steele a criminal: first, he is a foreign citizen; second, he tried to influence an election, which he received payments to do (including from the FBI itself); and third, he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed his receipts and expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Also, according to the FBI, along the way, Steele lied…a lot, while the dossier he disseminated contained its own lies based on bought-and-paid for smears from foreign sources reliant on rumors and innuendo.

Second, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make FusionGPS a criminal co-conspirator: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission.

Third, if Mueller’s theory is correct, then three things make PerkinsCoie a potential target: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission, by disguising its receipt of payments from the Clinton campaign as a “legal expense.”
Truth

San Jose, CA

#17 Feb 17, 2018
Go Trump wrote:
Hildabeast and the DNC colluded with Russian operatives for the Fake Trump dossier. Hopefully she will be the next indictment.
Yes, it looks like she will be indicted soon.

when will Mueller indict Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, PerkinsCoie, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign? Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian trolls claimed their social media political activity was criminal because: they were foreign citizens; they tried to influence an election; and they neither registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act nor reported their funding to the Federal Elections Commission.

First, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make Steele a criminal: first, he is a foreign citizen; second, he tried to influence an election, which he received payments to do (including from the FBI itself); and third, he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed his receipts and expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Also, according to the FBI, along the way, Steele lied…a lot, while the dossier he disseminated contained its own lies based on bought-and-paid for smears from foreign sources reliant on rumors and innuendo.

Second, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make FusionGPS a criminal co-conspirator: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission.

Third, if Mueller’s theory is correct, then three things make PerkinsCoie a potential target: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission, by disguising its receipt of payments from the Clinton campaign as a “legal expense.”

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#18 Feb 17, 2018
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>

Yes, it looks like she will be indicted soon.

when will Mueller indict Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, PerkinsCoie, the DNC and the Clinton Campaign? Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian trolls claimed their social media political activity was criminal because: they were foreign citizens; they tried to influence an election; and they neither registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act nor reported their funding to the Federal Elections Commission.

First, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make Steele a criminal: first, he is a foreign citizen; second, he tried to influence an election, which he received payments to do (including from the FBI itself); and third, he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed his receipts and expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Also, according to the FBI, along the way, Steele lied…a lot, while the dossier he disseminated contained its own lies based on bought-and-paid for smears from foreign sources reliant on rumors and innuendo.

Second, if Mueller’s theory is correct, three things make FusionGPS a criminal co-conspirator: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission.

Third, if Mueller’s theory is correct, then three things make PerkinsCoie a potential target: it knew Steele was a foreign citizen; it knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election; and it knew, and facilitated, Steele neither registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his funding from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to the Federal Election Commission, by disguising its receipt of payments from the Clinton campaign as a “legal expense.”
In the future, please keep your bullshit to under 100 words.
Erl

Thornhill, Canada

#19 Feb 17, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Used to be a Democrat/Presently a Schmuck, Trump expected the Justice Department to whitewash the whole matter and give Trump a pass.

Russia tried to help Trump win because they believed Hillary would be a tougher adversary, and harder to take advantage of. Sure enough, Trump is now busy kissing Putin's ass.
Didn’t you notice in Rosenstein’s speech that he mentioned that no Americans knowingly participated in that alleged Russian interference?

And, didn’t you notice that Rosenstein said that Russians paid for pro-Trump, and for anti-Trump protests, so as to disseminate the confusion.

Rosenstein took the position, that only Russians, and not Americans were involved, and that their activities were both, for Trump, and against Trump. You better listen to what your officials are saying!
Erl

Thornhill, Canada

#20 Feb 17, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>In the future, please keep your bullshit to under 100 words.
His analyses are very logical. They are not for simple minds, so leave their reading for those, who can think! It’s not for you!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#21 Feb 17, 2018
Erl wrote:
<quoted text>

Didn’t you notice in Rosenstein’s speech that he mentioned that no Americans knowingly participated in that alleged Russian interference?

And, didn’t you notice that Rosenstein said that Russians paid for pro-Trump, and for anti-Trump protests, so as to disseminate the confusion.

Rosenstein took the position, that only Russians, and not Americans were involved, and that their activities were both, for Trump, and against Trump. You better listen to what your officials are saying!
We must have listened to different Rosensteins. My Rosenstein indicated that it was uncertain whether or not Americans knowingly participated. He said there was no evidence one way or another. I'm sure that will come.
Face the facts, Erl. You'll feel better.

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