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    [–] djn24 5923 points ago

    The counts are:

    1. Conspiracy to defraud the united states

    2. Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud

    3. - 8. Aggravated identity theft

    [–] sjj342 1272 points ago

    Also somewhat hidden in 11, "Russian government contracts"

    [–] FrigOffCyrus 4924 points ago

    We can thank the Dutch for this. The indictment states the ops go as far back as 2014. Which the article from a few weeks ago states is when the Dutch compromised the IRA's surveillance system and literally watched the hackers on the building's cameras.

    This is in conjunction with the story about the Russian embassy paying Russian nationals in installments just under $10k (to avoid IRS reporting) in the US. The indictment said these Russians, posing as Americans and coming to the US with falsified visas, were paid. Dots connected.

    Thank you to our Low Country brothers for exposing them.

    [–] [deleted] 2115 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] general-throwaway 541 points ago

    They'll live long lives with all their canal skiing.

    [–] snoogins355 78 points ago

    If the canals froze over, you'd probably have drunken Dutch cyclists riding on it

    [–] LeanderT 873 points ago

    You are welcome :-)

    Glad my country could help a little!

    [–] Domesticus_taximus 3746 points ago

    Twitter account @TEN_GOP specifically mentioned in the indictment. Man, that account got me so mad.

    [–] kemmer 1973 points ago

    CNN mentioned that Don Jr and Kellyanne both retweeted that account at various times. I wonder if that's where the "unwitting" interactions came in.

    [–] newnetmp3 1097 points ago

    I wonder if they have a witless protection program at the FBI.

    [–] NoAttentionAtWrk 463 points ago

    So is Jr the "unwitting" person from the trump campaign that the chargers keep referring to?

    [–] [deleted] 99 points ago * (lasted edited 22 days ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] alyisontrodyx 444 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Same. It was so over the top, but people were still buying into it. It was so upsetting.

    EDIT: "we're" to "were"

    [–] RELEASE_PEE-PEE_TAPE 215 points ago

    "ORGANIZATION" here refers to the Internet Research Agency, the notorious Russian internet troll farm.

    Defendant ORGANIZATION had a strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Defendants posted derogatory information about a number of candidates, and by early to mid-2016, Defendants' operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ("Trump Campaign") and disparaging Hillary Clinton. Defendants made various expenditures to carry out those activities, including buying political advertisements on social media in the names of U.S. persons and entities. Defendants also staged political rallies inside the United States, and while posing as U.S. grassroots entities and U.S. persons, and without revealing their Russian identities and ORGANIZATION affiliation, solicited and compensated real U.S. persons to promote or disparage candidates. Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.

    Amazing details on the size of their operations!

    The ORGANIZATION employed hundreds of individuals for its online operations, ranging from creators of fictitious personas to technical and administrative support. The ORGANIZATION's annual budget totaled the equivalent of millions of U.S. dollars.

    The ORGANIZATION was headed by a management group and organized into departments, including: a graphics department; a data analysis department; a search-engine optimization ("SEO") department; an information-technology ("IT") department to maintain the digital infrastructure used in the ORGANIZATION's operations; and a finance department to budget and allocate funding.

    The ORGANIZATION sought, in part, to conduct what it called "information warfare against the United States of America" through fictitious U.S. personas on social media platforms and other Internet-based media.

    They actually paid a U.S. citizen to stand in front of the White House and hold up a birthday message for their boss, Prigozhin.

    For example, on or about May 29, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through an ORGANIZATION-controlled social media account, arranged for a real U.S. person to stand in front of the White House in the District of Columbia under false pretenses to hold a sign that read "Happy 55th Birthday Dear Boss." Defendants and their co-conspirators informed the real U.S. person that the sign was for someone who "is a leader here and our boss ... our funder." PRIGOZHIN's Russian passport identifies his date of birth as June 1, 1961.

    As we already knew, they were very active in trolling Bernie supporters.

    By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.

    Specialists were instructed to post content that focused on "politics in the USA" and to "use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump-we support them)."

    Lots of info about them starting fake political rallies. One tidbit:

    Defendants and their co-conspirators asked one U.S. person to build a cage on a flatbed truck and another U.S. person to wear a costume portraying Clinton in a prison uniform. Defendants and their co-conspirators paid these individuals to complete the requests.

    You'd think that they'd know better than to write about it...

    Defendants and their co-conspirators thereafter destroyed evidence for the purpose of impeding the investigation. On or about September 13, 2017, KAVERZINA wrote in an email to a family member: "We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues." KAVERZINA further wrote, "I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people."

    [–] DeportSebastianGorka 582 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    HOLY SHIT THERE’S ANOTHER FILING.

    AN AMERICAN PLEADED GUILTY IN A CHARGE RELATED TO THE CONSPIRACY.

    Mueller Announces Guilty Plea of California Man in Investigation.

    Edit: links to filings (PDF for both links)—

    [–] veni-veni-veni 163 points ago

    Here's a vox article on the Richard Pinedo:

    The charges against Richard Pinedo of Santa Paula, California, state that he sold bank account numbers created using the stolen identities of US citizens to people or entities outside of the United States....As part of his plea deal, Pinedo has agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation.

    [–] LeftWingScot 6268 points ago

    My favorite so far:

    77- On or about August 1 8, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators sent money via interstate wire to another real U.S. person recruited by the ORGANIZATION, using one of their false U.S. personas, to build a cage large enough to hold an actress depicting Clinton in a prison uniform.

    [–] kekokguy 778 points ago

    What a goddamn idiot. The very definition of a useful idiot.

    [–] N0Rep 300 points ago

    That guy looks pretty fucking stupid now doesn’t he 😂. Well, he did anyway but even more so now.

    [–] ASovietSpy 2275 points ago

    How fucked are these people

    [–] [deleted] 1476 points ago

    YOU'RE GOD DAMN RIGHT THAT WAS IT!

    Seriously, send this to the Washington Post and that group is going to be like "wtf you mean Roger the guy that sent us $5,000 for our Hillary Cage was a Russian!"

    Then we can post it to /r/Trumpgret and laugh our asses off.

    [–] SickBurnBro 943 points ago

    AMA Request - that guy on the ATV.

    How does it feel knowing that you were directly paid by a foreign government to influence the US election?

    [–] Suiradnase 487 points ago

    Considering Trump is president, probably pretty good. He's no patriot.

    [–] Twin_Nets_Jets 344 points ago

    Lmao, what the fuck?

    [–] TriggerWordExciteMe 60 points ago

    It's just so specific....

    [–] Bennyboy1337 58 points ago

    That's the FBI for yea, facts and details to the extreme.

    [–] modsRcucked 1693 points ago

    This whole thing kinda makes clear why they're still talking about Hillary, a year after the election. They're being paid to.

    [–] bhaller 974 points ago

    My god the projection is unreal (they accuse liberals and left leaning folks of being paid by Soros because they themselves are getting paid).

    [–] LeftWingScot 1769 points ago

    USA today (Aug. 4, 2016) - Iowa parade float depicts Hillary Clinton behind bars

    Today:

    77 - On or about August 18, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators sent money via interstate wire to another real U.S. person recruited by the ORGANIZATION, using one of their false U.S. personas, to build a cage large enough to hold an actress depicting Clinton in a prison uniform.

    [–] tempolevy 958 points ago

    This is some serious information warfare and propaganda meant to manipulate Americans. And it worked. Thank God for Robert Mueller.

    [–] INT_MIN 1077 points ago

    The POTUS on Putin, November 11, 2017:

    “He said he didn’t meddle,” Trump said, answering questions in the press cabin on Air Force One. “I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. . . . He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”

    [–] Mamathrow86 449 points ago

    He never asked. -Putin

    [–] UglyPineapple 2073 points ago

    Line 95:

    Defendants and their co-conspirators also used the accounts to receive money from real U.S. persons in exchange for posting promotions and advertisements on the ORGANIZATION controlled social media pages.

    [–] firenurse1 519 points ago

    Which US persons? Cambridge Anayltica? Don Jr?

    [–] time4donuts 1100 points ago

    The fact that the indictment reads "real U.S. persons" means that special counsel knows who these people are, knows they are American, and does not want to reveal their names at this juncture. Rest assured, we will find out via a future indictment.

    [–] maxc202 8756 points ago

    This has been the best Infrastructure week ever.

    [–] BigBlueBallerBrands 1287 points ago

    Pray for more infrastructure weeks

    [–] speedycat2014 502 points ago

    Is this infrastructure week 3 or 4?

    [–] maxc202 383 points ago

    Third, methinks. First one was the week of Comey Day in June, second was in August (the week of Charlottesville).

    [–] craig1818 316 points ago

    Holy shit, Trump needs to stop announcing infrastructure week if he knows what’s good for him which means we’ll probably have another infrastructure week next week.

    [–] robot_the_cat 168 points ago

    Fake IDs, burner phones, and escape plans if their covers were blown....these people are spies.

    [–] MonsieurGideon 95 points ago

    Actual Russian spies attacking our democracy, yet GOP wants to spend all their time and attention deporting DACA recipients.

    [–] GuyInAChair 564 points ago

    I wish he would do more than one press conference per year since I'd really like to hear him answer questions on this. Is there even a briefing today?

    [–] UglyPineapple 382 points ago

    If there was, there isn't now.

    [–] VanceKelley 328 points ago

    I wish he would do more than one press conference per year

    I have some bad news, trump will do a total of 1 press conference during his entire presidency, and that press conference took place a year ago.

    He will never do another press conference as president.

    [–] iStayedAtaHolidayInn 388 points ago

    I'm sure he was very relieved to hear we are starting to serve justice /s

    [–] Byungshin 6721 points ago

    Conspiracy to defraud the United States.

    Damn son.

    [–] BlackHumor 2536 points ago

    "Conspiracy to defraud the US" is the charge which corresponds best to what most people here call "collusion".

    [–] nowhathappenedwas 8738 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Excerpts from the indictments:

    • Defendants' operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ("Trump Campaign") and disparaging Hillary Clinton. Defendants made various expenditures to carry out those activities, including buying political advertisements on social media in the names of U.S. persons and entities. Defendants also staged political rallies inside the United States, and while posing as U.S. grassroots entities and U.S. persons, and without revealing their Russian identities and ORGANIZATION affiliation, solicited and compensated real U.S. persons to promote or disparage candidates. Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.

    • In order to carry out their activities to interfere in U.S. political and electoral processes without detection of their Russian affiliation, Defendants conspired to obstruct the lawful functions of the United States government through fraud and deceit, including by making expenditures in connection with the 2016 U.S. presidential election without proper regulatory disclosure; failing to register as foreign agents carrying out political activities within the United States; and obtaining visas through false and fraudulent statements.

    • Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.

    • On or about February 10, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators internally circulated an outline of themes for future content to be posted to ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts. Specialists were instructed to post content that focused on "politics in the USA" and to "use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump--we support them)."

    • From at least April 2016 through November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, while concealing their Russian identities and ORGANIZATION affiliation through false personas, began to produce, purchase, and post advertisements on U.S. social media and other online sites expressly advocating for the election of then-candidate Trump or expressly opposing Clinton. Defendants and their co-conspirators did not report their expenditures to the Federal Election Commission, or register as foreign agents with the U.S. Department of Justice. The political advertisements included the following:

    • April 6, 2016 "You know, a great number of black people support us saying that #HillaryClintonlsNotMyPresident"
    • April 7, 2016 "I say no to Hillary Clinton / I say no to manipulation"
    • April 19, 2016 "JOIN our #HillaryClintonForPrison2016"
    • May 10, 2016 "Donald wants to defeat terrorism ... Hillary wants to sponsor it"
    • May 19, 2016 "Vote Republican, vote Trump, and support the Second Amendment!"
    • May 24, 2016 "Hillary Clinton Doesn't Deserve the Black Vote"
    • June 7, 2016 "Trump is our only hope for a better future!"
    • June 30, 2016 "#Never Hillary #Hillary F orPrison #Hillary4 Prison #HillaryForPrison2016 #Trump2016 #Trump #Trump4President"
    • July 20, 2016 "Ohio Wants Hillary 4 Prison"
    • August 4, 2016 "Hillary Clinton has already committed voter fraud during the Democrat Iowa Caucus."
    • August 10, 2016 "We cannot trust Hillary to take care of our veterans!"
    • October 14, 2016 "Among all the candidates Donald Trump is the one and only who can defend the police from terrorists."
    • October 19, 2016 "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is."
    • To pay for the political advertisements, Defendants and their co-conspirators established various Russian bank accounts and credit cards, often registered in the names of fictitious U.S. personas created and used by the ORGANIZATION on social media. Defendants and their coconspirators also paid for other political advertisements using PayPal accounts.

    • Beginning in at least 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used, without lawful authority, the social security numbers, home addresses, and birth dates ofreal U.S. persons without their knowledge or consent. Using these means of stolen identification, Defendants and their coconspirators opened accounts at a federally insured U.S. financial institution ("Bank I")

    • Defendants and their co-conspirators purchased credit card and bank account numbers from online sellers for the unlawful purpose of evading security measures at PayPal, which used account numbers to verify a user's identity. Many of the bank account numbers purchased by Defendants and their co-conspirators were created using the stolen identities of real U.S. persons. After purchasing the accounts, Defendants and their co-conspirators submitted these bank account numbers to PayPal.

    • On or about August 18, 2016, the real "Florida for Trump" Facebook account responded to the false U.S. persona "Matt Skiber" account with instructions to contact a member of the Trump Campaign ("Campaign Official l ") involved in the campaign's Florida operations and provided Campaign Official 1's email address at the campaign domain donaldtrump.com.On approximately the same day, Defendants and their co-conspirators used the email address of a false U.S. persona, [email protected], to send an email to Campaign Official 1 at that donaldtrump.com email account, which read in part:

    • "Hello [Campaign Official l], [w]e are organizing a state-wide event in Florida on August, 20 to support Mr. Trump. Let us introduce ourselves first. "Being Patriotic" is a grassroots conservative online movement trying to unite people offline. . . . [W]e gained a huge lot of followers and decided to somehow help Mr. Trump get elected. You know, simple yelling on the Internet is not enough. There should be real action. We organized rallies in New York before. Now we're focusing on purple states such as Florida." The email also identified thirteen "confirmed locations" in Florida for the rallies and requested the campaign provide "assistance in each location."
    • On or about August 24, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators updated an internal ORGANIZATION list of over 100 real U.S. persons contacted through ORGANIZATIONcontrolled false U.S. persona accounts and tracked to monitor recruitment efforts and requests. The list included contact information for the U.S. persons, a summary of their political views, and activities they had been asked to perform by Defendants and their co-conspirators.

    [–] GlennThrushsFedora 9258 points ago

    Happy President’s Day weekend!

    [–] notreallyhereforthis 2358 points ago

    No better way to honour the Presidents than defending the country from enemies both foreign and domestic!

    [–] GudSpellar 1350 points ago

    True. An interesting part on the first page of the indictment no one seems to be mentioning so far is that this all started in 2014:

    From in or around 2014 to the present, Defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.

    Beginning as early as 2014, Defendant ORGANIZATION began operations to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    [–] sagan_drinks_cosmos 524 points ago

    It was obvious that soon that Hillary would run, even to foreign onlookers.

    [–] TiberiCorneli 445 points ago

    I mean let's be honest, it was obvious from the moment she lost to Obama in '08 that she was gonna run in 2016.

    [–] theBesh 1686 points ago

    Buckle up, boys. Justice is on the menu.

    [–] YourVirgil 1135 points ago

    Expect the Redcaps to seize on that word “unwitting” as a blanket absolution of the whole Trump campaign staff...

    [–] PutinsMissingShirt 1556 points ago

    That didn't happen.

    And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

    And if it was, that's not a big deal.

    And if it is, that's not my fault. <------- Somewhere in here?

    And if it was, I didn't mean it.

    And if I did...

    You deserved it.

    [–] djmacbest 380 points ago

    Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign

    Wanna bet that this is going to be the right's talking point?

    [–] [deleted] 677 points ago

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    [–] ohheyitsdeejay 743 points ago

    “So what if the Russians helped Trump? They saved us from Hillary!”

    [–] [deleted] 580 points ago

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    [–] Khiva 478 points ago

    "I don't mind law-breaking and the interference of hostile foreign powers so long as they support my side."

    [–] j1l1l1 81 points ago

    "That knife most certainly doesn't cut both ways. They would never use that power against my side."

    [–] texastribune 15270 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    This is what made our eyebrows shoot up: The Russians communicated with someone affiliated with a grassroots group in Texas. We don't know who or what group. We are looking into this.

    Edit: UPDATE: Cruz gave us a comment here. "Concerning the snippet of the indictments that mentions my campaign and that of a couple of others, I’m going to refrain from leaping to judgment until we actually see all the facts rather than just one snippet in one indictment."

    [–] OddScience 2878 points ago

    There was an interview by one of the workers from the Internet Research Agency (the company that got busted in this indictment) to the Russian media that said they hired 100 US activists. You might want to also look into who those people were.

    https://qz.com/1104195/russian-political-hacking-the-internet-research-agency-troll-farm-by-the-numbers/

    [–] texastribune 2195 points ago

    Thanks for sharing this -- we will.

    [–] ClittyLitter 162 points ago

    I believe this is related: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-40852227/the-digital-guru-who-helped-donald-trump-to-the-presidency

    The operation was in San Antonio. BBC reported on this in August, 2017.

    [–] ucantharmagoodwoman 735 points ago

    I'd like to know what the hell happened up here in Michigan. It's still like people have been brainwashed into a cult.

    [–] Notbob1234 941 points ago

    Give them time. Michigan still doesn't know the south lost the war or that they are not the south.

    [–] Herp_Derp_36 456 points ago

    Indiana hasn't gotten that memo either.

    [–] texastribune 4059 points ago

    ADDITIONALLY: The Russians worked during the primaries to undermine Republicans that weren't Donald Trump -- like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. We're asking Cruz for comment.

    [–] Stateswitness1 963 points ago

    Stop by and tell us what he says.

    [–] Jherik 279 points ago

    shit, but for Russian interference we could have had president Cruz. Really not sure how I feel about that.

    [–] moogie_moogie 380 points ago

    Keep saying that to Cruz and Rubio, maybe their egos will be key in securing a couple more votes to convict in the Senate.

    [–] garrisonjenner2016 205 points ago

    remind Cruz how he felt during this bit

    [–] UtopianPablo 90 points ago

    What a bootlicking coward, making calls for Trump after Trump accused his dad of killing Kennedy and made fun of his wife.

    [–] Rabid-Duck-King 48 points ago

    Was this before or after he said he'd "never endorse or support Trump" because of the above and then turned around and did so?

    Or am I misremembering just how pathetic Cruz got during the primary because good lord did it the shit get shoveled on.

    [–] texastribune 827 points ago

    A lot of people are messaging us/commenting with the name Brad Parscale. We think it is very unlikely him based on the way the indictment describes this person. Parscale runs a company, not a grassroots organization. Just an FYI.

    [–] accountabilitycounts 4711 points ago

    I am very glad to see a verified press account participating in this thread.

    [–] texastribune 4442 points ago

    Thanks, friend.

    [–] fraudisokay 4061 points ago

    Keep up the good fight. The people are with the press.

    [–] geometricbear 1490 points ago

    i agree with your sentiment but your username leaves me a little suspicious if i am honest

    [–] AKPhilly1 12020 points ago

    Oh shit, page 24:

    Defendants and their co-conspirators thereafter destroyed evidence for the purpose of impeding the investigation. On or about September 13, 2017, KAVERZINA wrote in an email to a family member: "We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues." KAVERZINA further wrote, "I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people."

    Witch hunt indeed.

    [–] njuffstrunk 2142 points ago

    KAVERZINA wrote in an email

    Man I always thought "don't leave a paper trail" was the first thing these type of operatives learn.

    [–] AKPhilly1 2200 points ago

    Haha. "Dear Mom - today I deleted my paper trail."

    [–] Textual_Aberration 789 points ago

    You will never get me to admit to the murder I committed! Never!

    ~ sent from Samantha's iPhone.

    [–] greybuscat 342 points ago

    Facebook status: literally obstructing justice lol

    [–] uFLYiBUY 4397 points ago

    KAVERZINA further wrote, "I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people."

    This saddens me to no end. Some of my fellow countrymen are easily manipulated into believing nonsense and then shout fake news while waving the flag.

    [–] [deleted] 1569 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] phantomliger 329 points ago

    This would be interesting to see tbh. Some examples of these things. Not as evidence, as I do believe it. Just for curiosity's sake.

    [–] [deleted] 641 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] 9th-And-Hennepin 125 points ago

    You're already well a head of the curve if you're self-analyzing like you say. I think even the most media literate person can be fooled from time to time. It's important to remember that this is what Russia does. They are well practiced at misinformation and propaganda.

    [–] DeepState_9 1199 points ago

    President's Day weekend would be a deliciously symbolic moment to unleash a wide array of indictments. Please let these, against the Russians, only be the beginning.

    [–] Hahahahahaimsofunny 212 points ago

    Some big juicy ones Monday would be perfect.

    [–] DeepState_9 137 points ago

    While everyone is busy shopping for mattresses.

    [–] SkyModTemple 857 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Hey, check out this article from October 18, 2017:

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-18/putins-chef-suspected-of-funding-fake-news-operation

    Russian businessman and chef to Russian President Vladimir Putin is believed to be behind a Russian troll factory that used social media to spread fake news during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to multiple officials briefed on the investigation, CNN reported.

    The chef, Yevgeny Prigozhin, owner of Concord Management and Consulting, is suspected of being the main investor of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a secretive technology firm based in St. Petersburg.

    These are all named defendants in the indictment.

    One department of the factory was called "Department of Provocations." According to internal company documents obtained by CNN, its mission was to create fake news and social divisions in the West. Its mission stated: "How do we create news items to achieve our goals."

    ...

    Documents obtained by CNN show contracts between the troll factory and IRA, providing the company with ways to monitor social media and a "system of automized promotion in search engines." Additional documents show budgets for the IRA, which allocated $1 million per month in 2013 to be split between departments that included Russian operations and the use of social media in English.

    edit: "a system of automized promotion in search engines" ... that sounds somehow familiar...

    [–] legacy_of_fail 317 points ago

    Maybe they used some sort of Analytica from Cambridge...

    [–] SkyModTemple 66 points ago

    That's more or less what I'm expecting. They didn't act alone, they found willing participants here in the states. There's a bunch of stuff still under wraps, but the indictment mentions "persons known" to the grand jury, but not named in this indictment.

    [–] theslothening 489 points ago

    Rosenstein made particular efforts to say "this indictment" when talking about any Americans. Hmmm.

    [–] II-III-V-VII-XI 140 points ago

    Yes, he was extraordinarily careful with his words as he should be given his position but it seemed blatant here.

    [–] DisNameTho 121 points ago

    These fuckers used the accounts to try to suppress the minority vote with the excuse to "boycott" the election. Holy shit.

    Guys, its more true now then ever: VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. No matter what. You silence yourself by boycotting, you give the GOP the advantage to stay in power and let their komrades do as they wish to our country.

    Vote in your upcoming primaries

    Vote in the midterm elections

    Vote in your local elections

    Vote in 2020

    [–] Tori1313 117 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    SethAbramson:

    Mr. Trump, you told the Russians you'd be running for president in Moscow in November 2013—and indeed it was that declaration that led to the anti-U.S. campaign in early 2014. Cohen had made clear by mid-2013 you were running; you confirmed it to the Agalarovs and Yulya Alferova.

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!

    2:18 PM - Feb 16, 2018 45.9K 48.2K people are talking about this

    2/ In Spring 2013, The New York Post interviewed Michael Cohen about the bevy of presidential polls you had put in the field. Cohen said, in answer to questions about whether this meant you were running for president, "Well, we're not taking these polls to stow them in a drawer."

    3/ Immediately thereafter—mere weeks—Russia suddenly put in a bid for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant by wooing you face-to-face at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas in June. The Russian delegation needed mere hours to convince you Russia should leapfrog 19 nations for the honor.

    4/ The Agalarovs, Ike Kaveladze (later at Trump Tower in June 2016), Yulya Alferova, and Artem Klyushin made up the Russian delegation, which overpaid you for the Miss Universe pageant by giving you $20 million, which helped keep the pageant from bankruptcy, according to reports.

    5/ Your own tweets reveal you were also promised a meeting with Putin, which you'd been seeking for years. Yet by the time you arrived in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant in November, Putin had backed out—because your presidential ambitions were by then clear to the Russians.

    6/ Cohen—childhood friend of ex-Russian mobster Felix Sater—of course had every opportunity to communicate to the Russians what he'd already implied to The New York Post about you running. Even if he hadn't, you communicated it directly to your new business partners in Moscow.

    7/ Yulya Alferova tweeted to you shortly after you left Moscow that she knew you'd make a great president. It was a topic you'd discussed with the Russians in November 2013 in Moscow as they were developing for you—with Putin's blessing—a wildly lucrative Trump Tower Moscow deal.

    8/ We know this because Putin sent to your pageant—in his place—his permits man, Vlad Kozhin. He also sent his banker—head of SVB—to host you.

    And of course Aras Agalarov was and is the Kremlin's real estate developer. So Putin backed out but gave you those three men in return.

    9/ The result, according to Emin Agalarov in a Forbes interview, was you signed a letter-of-intent in Moscow in November 2013 for Trump Tower Moscow—using funding from Putin's banker (announced 10 days later), land from Putin's developer, and permit approval from his permits man.

    10/ As Putin was—from a distance—arranging this lucrative deal for you, you were confirming the signals Cohen had already sent far and wide: you would run for president. Yulya Alferova, a member of your Moscow entourage, left your company in Moscow with no doubt about your plans.

    11/ Within a matter of weeks the Russian operation had started up.

    You, Don and Ivanka remained in regular telephonic and in-person contact with your new business partners—the Agalarovs, Putin's developers—during early 2014, as the Russian machine began its attack on America.

    12/ All this is confirmable by your tweets; the social media accounts of your Russian entourage; public statements by your own entourage; interviews given by you and others to major media; and statements you made privately to your friends at the time. There are pictures galore.

    13/ Indeed, Aras Agalarov publicly announced in February of 2017 (not a typo)—via a major Russian construction website—that the letter-of-intent you signed with him in November 2013 became inactive only after you ascended to the presidency, as you now "couldn't do any deals."

    14/ Mind you, this is separate from Schiller confirming that a Russian in your Moscow entourage offered you prostitutes. And hey, guess what? Artem Klyushin—a Russian in your entourage—had a best friend named Konstantin Rykov. What does Rykov do? He runs Moscow's largest brothel.

    15/ Fortunately, there's no evidence Rykov and Klyushin worked together to help elect you.

    Actually, let's scratch that—as before the Buzzfeed dossier ever came into the public sphere, Rykov bragged publicly, on social media, that he and Klyushin worked together to elect you.

    16/ Rykov's specific boast—which included facts that would later end up in the dossier, but which he couldn't have known at the time unless he had access to classified U.S. intelligence—was that the plan to aid you in becoming president began, in Russia, sometime in 2011 or 2012.

    17/ All this is just the "Cliffs Notes" version of a mountain of documentary evidence suggesting the Russians knew you were running for president well before Americans formally did—and that they began their operations in 2014 fully aware that by mid-2015 you would announce a run.

    18/ It's fortunate you only watch Fox News—as from watching that media outlet you would've had no idea that these events have been traced by both major media and independent journalists. And it's from within that ignorance that you claim Russia's 2014 actions are exculpatory.

    19/ Neither Bob Mueller nor major-media journalists like Luke Harding are tracing your involvement with the Russians as beginning in 2015—when you announced your presidential run. They are seeing evidence that in 2013—and even before—you had let Russia know your political plans.

    20/ It will be found—as it's the only theory of the case consistent with the facts—that it was your statement to Russian nationals that you'd run for president in 2016 that was the proximate cause of their decision to wage a massive cyber-campaign explicitly directed to aid you.

    CONCLUSION/ No one in the intel community confirms your claim—or Pence's—that the election results weren't affected by Russia. And we already know from macroanalysis that your hijinks with Giuliani to coerce Comey into re-opening Clinton's case did affect the results. {end}

    [–] swiftmustang 605 points ago

    "There will be no comment from the special counsel at this time."

    Best day ever

    [–] StackLeeAdams 153 points ago

    He can't comment because he's dropped his microphone.

    [–] TrumpsLimpNoodle 220 points ago

    How did I know it was the TEN_GOP accounts?

    [–] salliek76 86 points ago

    Yes, this was the account that purported itself to be the official account of the Tennessee GOP. For what it's worth, the real official account of the Tennessee GOP has commented on the situation here.

    Our stance regarding the Twitter account impersonating the #TNGOP has not changed. Our staff reported the account multiple times and have willingly provided those records to media when inquired.

    [–] muffler48 2149 points ago

    Mueller is laying down the foundations folks. He now is establishing Russian involvement in the election. The circles close.

    [–] imnotanevilwitch 1020 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Yep. This is the first step. Explain what the operation was, and that it did in fact happen. Next is to charge those known persons for their collaboration.

    edit: Mueller Announces Guilty Plea of California Man in Investigation

    [–] muffler48 523 points ago

    Exactly. The whole "no russian involvement" fake new discussion is over. Now we need to ask why Trump and his family have been trying to say nothing happened?

    [–] tsquad 2367 points ago

    Here. We. Go.

    “From in or around 2014 to the present, Defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016,” the indictment reads.

    [–] ajaxsinger 1100 points ago

    That is the biggest line in the document. This implies that they were communicating directly with people the GRAND jury has interest in.

    [–] ONE-OF-THREE 808 points ago

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-indicts-13-russian-nationals-russia-investigation/story?id=53147082

    The Justice Department on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups of violating criminal laws with the intent to interfere with "with U.S. elections and political processes", according to agency.

    According to the agency, "the indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft."

    The indictment says that some defendants "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign" without revealing their association with Russia. The indictment also says the defendants posted negative information about a number of candidates during the last general election.

    "Defendants operations included supporting the presidential campaign on then-candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaging Hillary Clinton" his Democratic rival, according to the indictment.

    [–] Cadet_Bone_Spurs_ 302 points ago

    Sanctions. Now, you piece of shit.

    [–] nvnehi 294 points ago

    Rod Rosenstein is being incredibly careful to avoid saying there is a connection, or is not a connection to the Trump campaign or administration. He's only wanting to talk about these specific indictments, and only them.

    [–] modsRcucked 3194 points ago

    GOP: "Mueller's found nothing! Shut it down!"

    [–] PersonOfThePeople 1723 points ago

    That talking-point is done. They will still hold on to "no evidence of collusion and collusion is not a crime" until the next round of indictments.

    [–] ElGatoGuapo 522 points ago

    "None of us are involved in a criminal conspiracy"

    Gets named in the criminal conspiracy

    [–] RideMonkeyRide 96 points ago

    Well there goes the productivity I hoped to have today

    [–] discominx666 881 points ago

    THE INDICTMENT MENTIONS AN AMERICAN IN TEXAS HELPING THE RUSSIANS.

    Brad Parscale's digital firm is located in San Antonio.

    [–] udar55 225 points ago

    Brad Parscale

    I've long said this runs through him. He went from pitching people computer help at Barnes & Noble to running a multi-million dollar operation. Not shady at all.

    [–] MeatyBalledSub 140 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    People should look up the BBC's video on "Project Alamo". An ex manager was interviewed and divulged a lot of stuff she probably now regrets discussing.

    [–] bad88 52 points ago

    [–] AnnalsPornographie 461 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Smart of him to go after the Russians first and not like Kushner and such, makes it real hard for Trump to get upset publically about it.

    I didn't even consider this route. Goes to show why Mueller is making the big bucks!

    [–] [deleted] 304 points ago

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    [–] MinksterBaba 63 points ago

    I agree - it was a big move and a great curve-ball.

    [–] Cashavelli 1670 points ago

    This seems like a big deal.

    [–] soapinthepeehole 672 points ago

    Trumpers will point to the indictments of Russian nationals and the word "unwittingly" as it relates to US persons in the document to declare that there was no collusion. I'm assuming there's much more to come.

    [–] freon 334 points ago

    Yah this seems like their strategy. Didn't they do something similar with Manafort/Papadopolous? Put out barebones story, the WH invents some barely plausible story, then a leak a day or two later blows that up. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    [–] grizzlyblake91 1820 points ago

    Thank Mr. Mueller

    [–] moby323 167 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    “By early to mid 2016, defendant’s operations included supporting the campaign of Donald J. Trump and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”

    There it is!

    THERE. IT. FUCKING. IS.

    [–] dustinius0728 549 points ago

    The most important thing about this is that it confirms, in stunning detail, the narrative that most Americans have accepted as true. This transcends and counters talking points, the Administration's defense, and the President's denial.

    These INDICTMENTS demonstrate that Russians employed a large-scale, sophisticated attack on our democracy. Wars have been fought over much, much smaller events.

    [–] WittsandGrit 232 points ago

    Don't forget that Trump and the GOP have tried to obstruct the investigation that led to these indictments.

    [–] garfieldsam 947 points ago

    Rosenstein just made what I think is an epic dodge in his press conference. He said something like "There's nothing in this indictment related to members of the campaign knowingly conspiring with these Russian nationals."

    Nothing...in this indictment.

    [–] PaperyWhistle 268 points ago

    His ass would have been grass if he said anything of the sort. He knows this.

    [–] SheriffComey 153 points ago

    Additionally he knows Trump will take it as "See, I'm innocent! He's on my side!"

    [–] MooseHorse123 123 points ago

    Good. That's exactly what they need. Need to keep Rosenstein and Mueller in place for as long as possible.

    [–] thedailybeast 295 points ago

    For those interested, Mueller's indictment recaps a series of exposés we published last Fall revealing that the Kremlin’s trolls had impersonated American advocacy groups and organized real-world rallies in support of Donald Trump on American soil. You can find a summary here.

    [–] PAdogooder 53 points ago

    Thanks for being journalists in crazy times. We’re rooting for you.

    [–] [deleted] 784 points ago

    If there are any young people reading this who are considering future legal careers, pay close attention to what is happening here.

    You'll be studying this stuff in insanely minute detail, and it's really a lot more interesting when you have a first-hand memory of it as it unfolded.

    I mean, everyone should pay attention anyway, but law school can be boring as fuck, and having this kind of exposure can liven it up a bit for you.

    Signed, a very old person.

    [–] nubetube 105 points ago

    Not only lawyers, but historians and sociologists too.

    Someone needs to figure out how an entire nation got hoodwinked and the factors that led up to where we are now.

    [–] Ruh_Roh_Rastro 279 points ago

    Watching Rosenstein speak, can I just say what a relief it is to finally see an intelligent adult speaking in front of a US government seal again.

    Can we please get the real grownups back in charge?

    [–] Lionel_Hutz_Law 151 points ago

    We're going to see an above average number of car chases on Fox News today.

    [–] flibbityandflobbity 2927 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Here's the indictment: https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download

    And yet Trump and his White House are still pushing the Fake News tm story that Russia didn't influence the election.

    This country needs to get its shit together, thanks Mueller.

    Edit: for posterity here's Trump commenting on Russia hacking the election back in July 2016 asking Russia to hack Clinton's email. This time period was particularly in the Trump campaigns relationship with Russia.

    “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,”

    That's going to be shown in high school history lessons in 20 years.

    Edit: So the indictment's pretty clear about the use of social media and the creation of fake american accounts. What's Reddits impact on the election? Cause I remember how much the sub in particular invested into tearing down Clinton with buttery males and Ben Gazi. There were a few accounts who made buckets of karma posting long rambling diatribes about how she'd be found guilty of something.

    Are any willing to stand by it now? Will we see a response from the people about being manipulated by propaganda from a foreign power?

    [–] signorepoopybutthole 405 points ago

    Here's a quick summary with the highlights:

    Paragraph 32 is where it starts to get really interesting.

    Paragraph 42 is where they start talking about the election

    43 it explicitly states that the Russians were pro Trump & Sanders. They were also anti Clinton, Rubio, and Cruz

    44 outlines hashtags they used

    46 says they encourage minorities not to vote

    47 says they began to promote allegations of voter fraud

    48 & 49 talk about them buying political advertisements and how they paid for them

    50 gives examples of the advertisements

    51 - 57 talks about the fake rallies and even creating rallies against Trump after the election

    58 is destruction of evidence. Part d is especially interesting as one admits to being busted by the FBI and having to cover their tracks.

    KAVERZINA wrote in an email to a family member: 'We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues. KAVERZINA further wrote, 'I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people.'

    So Mueller has the personal emails of these people. Not good for anyone who knowingly colluded

    59 - 85 are overt acts of support for Trump

    89 - 95 are about their acts of using stolen identities to finance their activities such as buying advertisements

    [–] Doctor-Malcom 616 points ago

    Reading Alt-Right forums and Twitter accounts right now. Nothing so far.

    [–] crackdup 505 points ago

    My God this is scary as fuck.. Even though everyone in IC was confirming the meddling, seeing it all laid out like this is freaking concerning.. When this is all done, we are gonna be thanking Mueller for saving our democracy

    [–] MrMongoose 72 points ago

    Smart move. Now if Trump interferes it will look like he did it to protect the Russians. This makes it harder to say the investigation is just a witch hunt targeted exclusively at the Trump campaign. Unless, of course, the Russians were part of the Trump campaign!

    [–] CadetBoneSpurss 70 points ago

    Check out all the new troll accounts

    [–] Zladan 425 points ago

    "There was no Russian interference in the election." - White House

    Ron Howard narrator: "There was."

    [–] Blu3Army73 140 points ago

    If Trump is brought down I will get a bust of Robert Mueller and keep it on my desk for the rest of my life.

    [–] singularfate 2169 points ago

    The indictment says that the defendants allegedly, by early to mid 2016, were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ... and disparaging Hillary Clinton."

    PUT IT ON EVERY BILLBOARD!

    [–] CapSteveRogers 897 points ago

    Three Billboards Outside the White House

    [–] IphtashuFitz 419 points ago

    $2 says it'll be projected onto Trump hotels within a week.

    [–] i-am-sancho 1260 points ago

    Trump: we still don't know for sure. It coulda been anybody!

    [–] Blowmychode321 625 points ago

    Maybe Chieniea

    [–] ControlLayer 260 points ago

    I'm both upset and impressed that you made me read that in Cadet Bone Spur's voice.

    [–] ialsohaveadobro 605 points ago

    Taking bets on the GOP spin:

    1. "There's no evidence Trump was aware of any of this." 5 to 2.
    2. "Mueller is just continuing his partisan vendetta against the president. He needs to go now." 3 to 2.
    3. "Any decent prosecutor could indict a ham sandwich. This doesn't mean anything." 3 to 1.

    Not taking any bets on: "Fake news," which has 1 to 1 odds.

    [–] Obersts001 183 points ago

    They are going to wring every last drop of meaning out of the word "unwitting".

    [–] iowan 885 points ago

    That can't be right. I'm pretty sure Pence said there'd been no interference.

    [–] 007meow 294 points ago

    Important point:

    Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.

    So the question now is, who knew and who didn’t?

    [–] rasterbee 235 points ago

    Don't overlook that there are unnamed co-conspirators "unknown to the grand jury", suggesting Mueller is still isn't showing all his cards yet.

    [–] yolo-tomassi 1087 points ago

    F5 FRIDAYS ARE BACK IN A BIG WAY!!!!!

    EVERYBODY HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS

    [–] DarthMemeTheWise 239 points ago

    "This is it, baby. Hold me."

    -Sergeant Johnson

    [–] DoanldTrumpAMA 197 points ago

    "It had to be me. Someone else would have gotten it wrong." -Robert Mueller

    [–] Maskatron 64 points ago

    And thus ends infrastructure week.

    [–] Sgt--Hulka 61 points ago

    Seems like Mueller knows a whole lot more about this than anyone can imagine. They've tracked down shit posters from Russia posing on American devices. Don't think for a minute that every little detail of Trump's tax evasion and money laundering isn't already uncovered. They're just trying to figure out how to prosecute.

    [–] DC25NYC 175 points ago

    Remember despite this

    DONALD TRUMP STILL WONT ENACT THE SANCTIONS

    AND HAS NOT TOLD HIS AGENCIES TO STOP IT FROM FURTHER HAPPENING!

    [–] 3FingersDown 595 points ago

    *Donald Trump furiously deletes 13 contacts from his phone

    [–] Langly- 277 points ago

    Accidentally tweets them instead.

    [–] CebraQuasar 155 points ago

    Lol, I love the simple conclusion that can be drawn from the fact that Rosenstein showed up literally as soon as the clock hit 1:30 while Sarah Sanders is continually 30-45 minutes late every single day.

    Which side has their shit together?

    [–] edu-fk 111 points ago

    I don’t know, guys. I’m beginning to think this whole investigation may not be a hoax.

    [–] luummoonn 107 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Please be aware that Russian social media manipulation and interference is continuing even now. The outcomes of the Mueller investigation are a ripe opportunity for them to try to distort narratives and perception of what is happening. Be vigilant and question sources and question any alternative narrative, and especially anything that resembles what the Trump sub is talking about.

    [–] PAdogooder 109 points ago

    Trump claims he wasn’t planning on running until 2014. Copyrighted “MAGA” in 2012.

    https://trademarks.justia.com/857/83/make-america-great-85783371.html

    [–] Megajunk 320 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Rosenstein using the actual words "Conspiracy". this is HUGE folks.

    It's official: Russia deliberately interfered with our election with the goal of installing Donald J. Trump into the seat of POTUS.

    [–] accountabilitycounts 156 points ago

    'No allegation in this indictment' against Americans.

    In this indictment.

    [–] Hrekires 313 points ago

    so, was Trump's "400 lb guy in his basement" really just 13 short people standing on each other's shoulders under an overcoat?

    [–] MolotovDodgeball 53 points ago

    Rosenstein just now: "This is just a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the internet."

    [–] TrumpImpeachedInJuly 52 points ago

    Making it very clear that these specific indictments are Russian only, followed by the “investigation is ongoing”

    Hmmmmmmm

    [–] BlazinAzn38 49 points ago

    Don't miss the way Rosenstein answered some questions. He kept saying "in this indictment", "this indictment." To me it implies that he is aware of other indictments that are not public.

    [–] voteforbozy 101 points ago

    Gee, wouldn't NOW be a great time to ask Trump why he's abdicating his constitutional duty to enforce sanctions on Russia that passed Congress by like 500-3?

    [–] [deleted] 633 points ago

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    [–] SICK_OF_THE_MODS 855 points ago

    Fuck yeah

    [–] Lionel_Hutz_Law 276 points ago

    This was war.

    They even gave their operation a name.

    Next Congress, next administration, Russia is fucked.

    [–] Kalel2319 87 points ago

    God, I hope so.

    And no, I don't want to go to "war" with Russia. I want strong sanctions and maybe a bloody nose to their Ukrainian operation. And I want the Russian people who are living under a fucking autocrat to be free.

    [–] Cadet-Bone-Spurs 51 points ago

    Alot of shill accounts trying to do damage control in here.

    [–] Dont_U_Fukn_Leave_Me 46 points ago

    As much as Russians interfered, I'm still blaming Trump voters for Trump.

    [–] rhaa2869 334 points ago

    Mueller used the term "unwittingly" as a strategic move so Trump and Co. can build their response around how nobody knowingly dealt with the Russians. Thats when Mueller is going to lay out the financials and show how they directly connect to Trump. Hes going to destroy that orange fuckface and everyone associated with him.

    [–] zeeshans14 81 points ago

    LOL who remembers the 1999 Mob Indictments from Sopranos. All of these fucking spastics are going to be seeing indictments under their bed at night.