Disinfo: Mueller’s investigation did not prove Russian interference in the US elections

Summary

We saw a two-year investigation in the United States, the Muller inquiry. It was supposed to find the so-called Russian interference in the US elections, and the inquiry’s result was nil.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Robert Mueller's investigation concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Mueller's report determined that there were "two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election".  It led to US senators' proposals to extend sanctions on Russia to deter it from further election meddling.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 153
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: election meddling, Robert Mueller
  • Outlet: Sputnik France @ (17:39 - 18:07)
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17 and poisoning of Sergei Skripal. 

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