Day after day the evidence of criminal activity by Trump and his close associates to aid the Russian theft of the 2016 Residential election on Trump’s behalf continues to grow. Yesterday a former CIA Director said that Russians could not have micro targeted their propaganda the way they did without American assistance. Now we learn that close Trump associates assisted in circulating tweets from Russian troll farms.
Multiple members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and other staffers circulated tweets by professional trolls on the payroll of the Russian government, according to a startling new report from the Daily Beast.
According to the Daily Beast:
“The Twitter account @Ten_GOP, which called itself the ‘Unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans,’ was operated from the Kremlin-backed ‘Russian troll farm,’ or Internet Research Agency, a source familiar with the account confirmed.”
The Russian-backed organization responsible for the tweets engaged in a widespread influence campaign that included popular social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Twitter refused to comment on the revelations, citing “privacy and security reasons.”
This is the first tangible evidence presented to the public that members of the Trump campaign team promoted Russian propaganda materials in the course of the election. Some of these campaign members, including Conway and the president’s son, are influential within the Trump administration… [emphasis added]
It is imperative that the US take all necessary steps to safeguard our 2018 elections, so we can remove these criminals from office.