Did Russian Trolls Hand Trump The Election?
Published on Feb 24, 2018
How much impact did the recently indicted bot operators have on the 2016 election? Watch the latest episode of Aggressive Progressives here: https://tytnetwork.com/2018/02/21/aggressive-progressives-feb-21-2018-2/
Jimmy Dore is joined by Steve Oh, Stef Zamorano, and Malcolm Fleschner to talk Mueller’s indictment, school shootings, and Malcolm’s “happy shitty birthday.” Max Blumenthal skypes in to give more information about the Russian troll farm and media’s panic.
"Last Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, accusing them of conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and help Donald Trump win the White House.
It’s hard to know what this means given how wide and complex the Mueller probe has become. As my Vox colleague Jennifer Williams noted, the latest charges have tremendous new detail about how actively the Russians tried to meddle with the elections but don’t directly implicate anyone in the Trump campaign or in his inner circle.
But they do raise a few legal questions.
First, do the indictments signal where the broader investigation into Trump-Russia collusion might be headed? Second, although the indictment says clearly that Trump’s people “unwittingly” got help from Russians, does that mean that they’re legally protected from prosecution? And finally, in the unlikely event that any of these Russian citizens are indicted, how difficult will it be to prove that they conspired to defraud the United States?
To answers these questions, I reached out to 7 legal experts. Their responses, lightly edited for clarity and style, are below."*
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