The report found that Russia's goals included undermining "public faith in the USA democratic process", and harming Hillary Clinton's "electability and potential presidency".
It is true that Russian Federation wanted Trump to win.
For all the presidential ire directed at Mueller, the FBI, President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Congress, you will not find a single tweet in which Trump criticizes Russian Federation for its blatant attack on American democracy.
"Ask Jeff Session!" Trump added, misspelling his attorney general's last name and left out the "s" at the end.
The president has publicly said he never would have hired Sessions if he knew the attorney general would recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the Justice Department and the FBI for their handling of the investigation into Russian interference.
Congressional committees held hearings on the social media attacks last fall, but legislation to require technology companies to enhance openness for online political ads has stalled amid GOP concerns of overregulation. And they even paid Americans to attend pro-Trump rallies, including one who was paid to attend a rally dressed up as Clinton in a prison uniform. While Putin is not named as a co-conspirator, the man behind the scheme - an oligarch named Yevgeniy Prigozhin - is a longtime crony known in Russian Federation as "Putin's chef". Over four days in July, Trump called Sessions "beleaguered", triggering speculation he was about to fire him.
Prigozhin once ran Putin's favorite restaurant in St. Peterburg, after which he received multibillion dollar state catering contracts. To believe Putin's claim of innocence is to believe in the tooth fairy. For Trump supporters, the lack of any Trump campaign folks associated with this latest wave of indictments is exonerating (or, as Trump succinctly puts it, "no collusion!").
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After the US presidential election was over, Obama issued sanctions against nine Russian individuals and entities for election meddling.
Late Saturday night, well past his usual bedtime, Trump was wide awake and still tweeting: "The only Collusion was between Russian Federation and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems".
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. By contrast, Clinton, former USA secretary of state, was blistering in her condemnation of the Russian dictator and his henchmen.
For well over a year, President Trump has referred to the Russian hijacking of the 2016 election as "fake news".
Putin knew that Clinton's election as president would not be good for him or members of his cabal. They have not taken steps to prevent future cyberattacks on our elections by Russian Federation or other foreign adversaries.
But that support was not surprising. The top line here is that this is about the prestige of the United States. He probably didn't want his last significant act as President to be seen as political, tarnishing his legacy.
It's not Russia's fault that we are a deeply flawed, unjust, and unequal society. How can we not welcome that? Attempts to interfere in elections are just one part of a broader strategy to weaken democracies by exploiting divisions, sowing chaos, and casting doubt on institutions. The idea that he would meddle in a US election without orders from Putin is ludicrous. By going after Putin's wealth, which undoubtedly is squirreled away in banks around the world, including the USA and Switzerland.