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Mueller Indicts 13 Russians Accused of Election Meddling

Charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft

Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for allegedly interfering in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections with the intention of promoting President Donald Trump’s candidacy by posting as American activists, creating Facebook groups and organizing fake rallies.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference Friday that the Russians “allegedly conducted what they called ‘information warfare’ against the United States,” with the goal of “spreading distrust against candidates and the political system in general.”

Charges listed in the 37-page indictment include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and they are the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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And one of the most moronic headlines we’ve seen in a while from the Washington Post:

“With McCain’s retreat, some turn to Romney to carry his torch”


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), right, appears with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, in January 2012. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

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