After indictments of Russian nationals, Trump insists: 'No collusion!'

Mindy Sparks
February 18, 2018

The defendants also "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with Trump Campaign" said the United States deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

The plea agreement was announced on the U.S. Department of Justice's website under Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

"I think, significantly, you heard Deputy AG Rosenstein say there were pro-Trump rallies and anti-Trump rallies on the same day, and that every American involved in this - they didn't identify everyone - but every American involved in this was totally unaware that this was a Russian operation, that they were all duped", Rutherford said.

President Donald Trump took a new line of defense in light of the indictment Friday of 13 Russians and three Russian entities on charges of meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"A federal grand jury just indicted 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 elections-largely through social media engineering & anonymous online ads", tweeted Sen.

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

The 13 individual defendants and three Russian entities are accused of engaging in operations to "spread distrust" in the United States and its democratic systems.

President Trump's stubborn refusal to accept American intelligence agencies' assertions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election is now officially obscene. Nevertheless, the point was still made that there is no evidence that the election result was compromised by the Russian activities. The U.S. does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation, which has not historically cooperated with such requests.

Later, in a White House statement, Trump urged his fellow countrymen to come together and foil the attempts of those "seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancour to be successful". He also said, "It's time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks".

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an worldwide audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute.

One of the men named in the indictment, Evgeny Prigozhin, who is already has U.S. sanctions against his personal and business ventures, said the charges did not upset him. Thirteen against an intelligence services budget of billions?

It outlined the first criminal charges against Russians believed to have secretly worked to influence the USA election's outcome.

Rosenstein stated - twice, and very clearly - that no American citizens had knowingly co-operated with Russian agents.

A spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry dismissed the charges as "absurd". They see what they want to see.

According to prosecutors, the company was funded by companies controlled by Prigozhin, the wealthy Russian who has been dubbed "Putin's chef" because his restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. Concord was able to disguise its funding as payments related to software support and development, and the group often transmitted money to the IRA through a collection of 14 different bank accounts, the DOJ said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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