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Breaking: Mueller Charges 13 Russians for Election Interference

by Countable | 3.9.18

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought charges against 13 Russians for interfering with the 2016 elections.

Three were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud; five were charged with identity theft; and all were charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

The 37-page indictment alleges the Russians’ operations “included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J Trump…and disparaging Hillary Clinton."

The indictment reads:

"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."

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explained the charges in a press conference at the Justice Department. He stressed that "there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity" or that the Russian interference "altered the outcome of the 2016 election."

Countable will continue updating this story as more details emerge.

—Josh Herman

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  • Robert
    02/16/2018
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    It is definitely starting to look like we have an illegitimate president.

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  • Scotty
    02/16/2018
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    If Trump did ANYTHING to aid the Russians, he MUST BE IMPEACHED! You must put country above party.

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  • Sheryl
    02/16/2018
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    Since Trump withheld sanctions against the Russians I would be surprised to see him get tough with them now. He’s compromised and it’s very obvious.

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  • Andy1
    02/16/2018
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    Still waiting on the most important indictment. Hope it’s coming soon

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  • Cara lea
    02/16/2018
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    Thank Heavens for Mr. Mueller.

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  • Amy
    02/16/2018
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    Robert Mueller, an American Hero!!!!

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  • Chickie
    02/16/2018
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    Okay, now it’s official. If #45 says “It could be the Russians or somebody else...”, y’all can wave this at him! Give Putin. the Russians and ALL those that lie in bed with them harsh penalties. Make sure to use Super Glue to make sure it sticks!

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  • Shari
    02/16/2018
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    Now that Mueller has filed charges against 13 Russians for interference in our election and the top intelligence officials unanimously agree that there was and continues to be interference will you act on this information? We have elections coming up and no steps have been taken to protect our election integrity. I can only come to the conclusion that lack of action is the equivalent of collusion.

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  • singinghawk926
    02/16/2018
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    It is becoming REALLY exciting here on Countable as the follow-up on current events in Washington is becoming increasingly speedy! We are participating in a real-time experiment in immediate democracy, and I hope it not only continues but becomes increasingly ubiquitous! The responses I receive from my legislators do not address every issue I submit to them, but they respond often enough for me to know that they ARE listening! I am able to watch the public discussion in the media via internet and television, and make my response to Countable based on a relatively broad-based assessment of the available facts. This is what 21st century politics should be! A shout out and hats off to my Countable contacts for their participation! I follow everyone whose posts are visible to me regardless of whether I agree with them or not. It has been an eye-opener! We do not have to agree to be an informed and effective electorate! Our leaders are listening, and through our participation in Countable we can make our views heard.

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  • Penelope
    02/16/2018
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    There is definitely a method to Mueller’s process. Saving the best for last. It’s just the beginning.

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  • JusticeForMe
    02/16/2018
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    Why all the Trump comments. This is about Russian bad behavior not the Presidents!

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  • Laurie
    02/16/2018
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    A bit of hopeful news in there fight to defend our free and independent electoral process

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  • OlderNWiser
    02/16/2018
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    Thank you Mr. Mueller! Now, can we find a way to stop #45 from destroying our country with attacks on free speech, Free Press and truth, raking in emoluments, racking up astounding debt, attempting to establish a fascist dictatorship? From day one, methinks he doth protest too much. Shakespeare predicted his guilt. Or at least how a guilty officeholder behaves. Can we cancel the fascist parade now?

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  • Ingrid
    02/16/2018
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    Like charging Russians will do anything. I still see collusion from obummer and Killary not 45 !!!!!

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  • Lara
    02/16/2018
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    Funny how everyone thinks this is about Trump. Let’s not forget that all, if not most evidence points to the Clinton’s and the DNC.

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  • Kenny
    02/16/2018
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    The comments here are STUPID! Russians were indicted. The Deputy AG came out and said it appears NO American was involved with the Russian efforts. THIS WOULD INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT. After all like it or not Trump is an American. So NO Robert it is NOT looking like we have an "illegitimate president". That is just more wishful thinking on yours and other liberals (i.e. socialists ) and NO this is not a way of undoing the last election and installing Billary into office. So Please, please GET OVER IT!

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  • Jane
    02/16/2018
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    Everyone touting for an impeachment has no care or concern for all of the illegal things that Hillary or Obama did. Why is that? These are the same people screaming that republicans are putting party before country!! So where do they draw the line???? Also still no proof PRESIDENT Trump was involved.

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  • Lola
    02/16/2018
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    If trump aided them in anyway,he must be impeached! Please put country before party!

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  • Countryfirst
    02/16/2018
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    It is time to clean house...where the hell are the sanctions??? It is all coming to light..money laundering is next and IMPEACHMENT!!!

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  • Spartan8271
    02/16/2018
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    I think the most redundant thing in all of this investigation is that Obama’s FBI and anyone basically close to Obama knew something was up but nothing was said until they knew Clinton had no chance in hell of winning, nobody ever talked about the hacked machines that were being used from companies George Soros, the puppet master, which wouldn’t allow non lefty voting, as well as the thousands of ballots casted by those 6ft under and immigrants from other countries who aren’t legal US citizens but we’ll keep it quiet since this current and corrupt congress and governments days are numbered thankfully to our founding fathers creating Article V of the Constitution for a convention of states to take power from the feds and bring it back to the people and states!

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