Evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia could still come to light, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has suggested, even though the indictment handed down last week against Russians and Russian companies did not indicate that an American was knowingly involved in USA election meddling.
According to Reuters, the efforts by Facebook to adopt postcard verification is a measure to sideline criticism from security experts, election integrity watchdog groups and lawmakers that Facebook and other social media platforms had responded poorly to their use by Russian mercenaries in spreading conflict-ridden political content and misleading information during the us presidential election in 2016. The Russians also allegedly posed as Americans to stage political rallies in the United States and persuade real Americans to engage in pro-Trump activities. Their refusal to accept evidence that a wealthy man with strong ties to President Vladimir Putin funneled millions of dollars to America to influence the election strikes us as self-serving and dishonest.
While divisive content was generated to antagonize both liberal and conservative Americans, the indictment says the campaign was aimed at helping the Donald J. Trump campaign.
German journalist released in Turkey
The six sentenced journalists are Nazli Ilicak, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Fevzi Yazici, Yakup Simsek and Sukru Tugrul Ozsengul. The defendants were charged with attempts against Turkey's constitution and membership in a terror organization.
Months before the 2016 election President Obama learned of the Russian election hacking and other illegal acts, and wanted to go public with the news but Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned if he did he would ensure it was seen as a partisan act and an attempt to help Hillary Clinton.
The Russian nationals had made preparations for their campaign in 2014 and carried out their actions in 2016 and after the elections.
Trump continued that narrative Tuesday morning, live tweeting Fox & Friends - which had glommed onto Trump's new story on the Russian meddling. The executive replied, "I don't think anyone at Facebook can say definitely one way or another".
Earlier, the White house announced bad news for Russian Federation. While no charges to date have explicitly linked Trump and Russian Federation, the indictment outlines an active effort by the defendants to boost Trump's visibility and viability as a candidate while at the same time inflicting damage on those running against him. They reached out to campaign staff, grassroots groups supporting Trump, and specific individuals to participate.