Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying Moscow's interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Electoral interference by Russia has been extensively documented
in numerous countries around the world. The independent research, media investigations and parliamentary inquiries point out to evidence linking Russian state actors with interference in various electoral processes, including the 2016 US presidental elections, Brexit vote, in the 2017 French Presidential elections, in the 2017 German Parliamentary elections etc. The list of essential research and analysis about the Kremlin's election meddling effort can be found here (Electoral interference)
. Available evidence suggests that Russian meddling the 2016 US presidential poll - which was specifically aimed
to damage Clinton's campaign and aid her opponent - did affect the outcome
of the vote, particularly in three critical swing states
where Trump's victory margins were the thinnest. In addition, the US Justice Department has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 US elections.
Previously, 13 Russian citizens as well as the Internet Research Agency
, Concord Management and Concord Catering
had been charged with interfering
with the US political system. Robert Mueller's investigation
did conclude that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Mueller's report determined that there were "two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election
". The first involved attempts by Russian internet research agency (IRA) to conduct disinformation and social media operations in the US to sow social discord, with the aim of interfering with the election. The second involved the Russian government's efforts to conduct computer hacking operations designed to gather and disseminate information to influence the election. See similar cases claiming that The notion of “Russian influence” in the US is an absurd conspiracy theory,
or that Claims about Russia’s interference into US elections are unfounded, Allegations of Russian meddling in US elections are absolutely insane.