"We have a right to live like we have a right to bear arms".
The indictment claims that in or around May 2014 - prior to Trump's June 16, 2015 speech announcing his candidacy and still during the Obama administration - the Russian strategy included interfering with the 2016 USA presidential election, with the stated goal of "spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general". At least that is what the mainstream media has told us. The conservative One America News Network promoted a tweet suggesting Hogg may be "running cover for his dad who works as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at the Miami field office".
Desperation reigns with those who banked on the Trump campaign/Russia collusion story line to harm the president.
This idea originated with Bernard B. Kerik, a former NYC police commissioner, who tweeted his theory on February 15 - two days earlier, and less than 24 hours after the school shooting that left 17 people dead. The 37-page indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities charges that the Russians stole the identities of USA persons to deceptively "communicate with unwitting members, volunteers, and supporters of the Trump campaign involved in local community outreach".
"These Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system".
The prominence of the conspiracies led to Republican Sen. The Congressmen subsequently fired the aide and apologised to the already traumatized students and their families, but attacks and snide references to the students' (young) age and the support they are getting from the liberal media coursed through the conservative discourse. "I don't know why they would say that". He clearly rebuked McMaster on Saturday, tweeting that the general "forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians".
It's true there is a measure of liberal hysteria about Trump and the collusion question.
"You may publish anything you want to".
The indictment broadly echoes the conclusions of a January 2017 U.S. intelligence assessment, which found Russian Federation had meddled in the elections, and that its goals had eventually included aiding Trump.
For Trump, this isn't about protecting our democracy, it's about protecting his ego. President Trump has also developed a solicitous behavior towards the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin showering praises to his strongman ethos and wanting to be around him at global events. Mueller's broader probe is ongoing. Some of those charged, posing as Americans, had "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign", the indictment said.
"One student, in particular, David Hogg has been astonishingly articulate and highly skilled at propagating a new anti-Conservative/anti-Trump narrative behind the recent school shooting", the website reads. But grief organized for the cameras-politically orchestrated grief-strikes me as phony & inauthentic", he continued on Twitter.
The Russians had unlawfully used stolen social security numbers and the birth dates of Americans to open accounts on the PayPal digital payment platform and to post on social media using fake identities, the indictment said. But they are finding a broad and prominent audience online.
Former sheriff David Clarke, who remains slated to speak at CPAC, tweeted that "The well ORGANIZED effort by Florida school students demanding gun control has GEORGE SOROS' FINGERPRINTS all over it". "This is not acceptable", Trump wrote. "They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no confusion". FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement that he was investigating what had happened.
Breitbart, the far-right news site formerly headed by once-White House strategist Steve Bannon, ran with the story on Friday morning. Of course, none of that is based in truth or fact; it is just Fox's and Trump's smoke screen to cover up the investigation into Russia's interference in our election cycle in 2016.
This is the first indication that Mueller is exploring Kushner's discussions with potential non-Russian foreign investors, including in China.
For a split second it seemed Donald Trump might be coming around on the FBI's probe into Russia's election meddling and that he was nearly ready to accept there might, in fact, be a real point to it.
"I honestly can not stop laughing about it, that [conspiracy theory is] my favorite", fellow student survivor and activist Emma González tweeted in response. Talks between the two companies collapsed in March, according to the Times.