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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 04:58 PM

Russian Operative Said 'We Made America Great' After Trump's Win

Source: Bloomberg

Russian Operative Said ‘We Made America Great’ After Trump’s Win

Kremlin-directed operatives opened champagne when Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, according to a communication disclosed in a new Senate Intelligence Committee report outlining Russia’s sweeping social media efforts to help him win.

“We uncorked a tiny bottle of champagne ... took one gulp each and looked into each other’s eyes .... We uttered almost in unison: ‘We made America great,’” one operative at the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency said in the message obtained by the Republican-led committee.

The long-pending report by the Intelligence panel concluded that Russia directed an aggressive social media campaign to hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton and help Trump in the 2016 presidential election and warns similar efforts to interfere in U.S. politics are still under way. It was a bipartisan endorsement of the finding made by U.S. intelligence agencies and often questioned by Trump.

The report, two years in the making, found that the Internet Research Agency “was overtly and almost invariably supportive of then-candidate Trump to the detriment of Secretary Clinton’s campaign.” As part of that effort, it targeted African-Americans through social media more than any other group.

Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said the Russian interference campaign hasn’t ended and other adversaries are engaged in similar attacks.


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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 05:07 PM

1. So Russia is officially taking credit for Trump's victory.

I sure as hell hope Stephen Miller gives him this news tonight. Unlikely he'll see it on Fox, but you never know.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 05:22 PM

2. Not even trying to hide it.

They know our government is now a dumpster fire and there's nothing that can be done to impeach or remove the treasonous asswipe. Fuck you Russia.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:40 PM

3. This isn't the first time that Russians have bragged or showed off about their rat fucking ....

...our elections.

'U.S. spies slept' while Russia elected Trump, Russian politician says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/12/russian-politician-american-intelligence-slept-russia-elected-president/660297001/

Two new users showed up as registered administrators of the website: larisa@steamreal.ru and ewartumba@mail.ru. The “.ru” suffix indicates a Russian origin, Benson said. The profile pages of the users had characters in the Russian alphabet in "Address" and "About Me" fields, she said.

Code was entered, apparently through a back door, to add two registered users, but the website is set up to automatically block new registrants, so the intruders could do no damage. "It's not clear how they got there," Benson said.

The intruders could just as easily have removed all trace of having been there and just backed quietly out, but they chose to leave their names “as if to say ‘we can get in whenever we want,’” Benson said.

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2017/01/23/russians-suspected-hacking-local-dems/96965824/

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:52 PM

4. I'm just waiting for us to stop pretending that "social media advertising"

was all that was done and that vote totals were changed in WI, MI, PA, FL and NC, and Probably in GA.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:38 PM

5. Is Russia tired of winning yet?

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:43 PM

6. Kick

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