Russia, Clinton, United States discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

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If the indictment is correct the russians did start this operation before he was technically running looked at from another angle though you could also say they started their operation right after he returned from his trip to moscow in november 2013 for the miss universe pageant i i don't i don't i don't know if that's relevant i don't know if this was pegged to you know when he was going to start running or anything else about his relationships with russia if if that's at all relevant honestly in this indictment if that's what you're looking for you're not going to find it there's nothing in this indictment either way when it comes to the question of whether any americans knowingly colluded with this russian operation the indictment doesn't make any allegations about that at all what this indictment is is a ton more information and serious criminal charges concerning what the russians did and and you can tell from the guilty plea of the one american guy they charge today and you can tell from a lot of the specificity in the indictment that parts of how there were able to trace all of this was clearly money the russian operation paid out a lot of money to do what they did they paid out for online ads that were protrump been anticlinton the russian operation paid for real live americans who apparently didn't know they were participating in a russian opt they paid americans to set up protrump an anti clinton rallies they paid to buy supplies for protests and marches they paid for well on more than one occasion this unusual thing quote on or about august 18th 2016 defendants and their coconspirators sent money via interstate wire to a real us person recruited by the organisation using one of their false us personas they sent this money to a real us person to quote build a cage large enough to hold an actress.

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