Months after Comrade Prznint Stupid took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through the Facebooks, the Twitters, and others (Instagram, which is also owned by Faceberg), stating that the former FBI director is corrupt. (Spoiler: No, he is not!).
TheWaPo broke the story last night:
“Months after President Trump took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.
“The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, falsely claiming that the former FBI director was corrupt and that the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election were crackpot conspiracies. One post on Instagram — which emerged as an especially potent weapon in the Russian social media arsenal — claimed that Mueller had worked in the past with ‘radical Islamic groups.’”
The Reliable Sources email thingie:
The Clemson troll search shows 5,000 mentions of “Mueller.” In October we learned, from a DOJ indictment, that an internal IRA memo directed staff to target the Mueller probe. The instructions read, “Special prosecutor Mueller is a puppet of the establishment. List scandals that took place when Mueller headed the FBI. Direct attention to the listed examples.”
The Russians attacked Mueller with 5,000 tweets on Twitter, which alone should make him a trending topic! Some tweets mocked him, some called for his firing, and some called his work a fake investigation. (“Be consistent, Comrade. Is “fake news,” Putin did not chide.)
Just for kicks, here’s another tidbit from Reliable Sources:
Donie O’Sullivan emails: With the renewed interest in Russian trolls, I recommend checking out this database compiled by Professors Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren at Clemson University. The pair have archived millions of confirmed IRA tweets, and you can search them here. 771 results for @brianstelter. 5 for @donie ☺
And I’ll add, 0 for @tengrain.
You don’t have to twig too hard to see that Mother Russia (not Mother Pence) is trying to keep their investment in Comrade Trump safe from democracy. You broke it, Comrade Putin, you bought it. Trump is all yours.