Disinfo: Nothing is found in the abusive “Russia probe” investigation in the US

Summary

For 1,5 years Robert Mueller has been investigating the supposed collusion between Trump and the Russians. Nothing has been found so far. So, they arrest people, they try to make them speak; then they set them free and continue trying to make them speak.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Read more here.

By January 25, 2019, during the investigation of 'the 2016 US-election interference by Russia and related matters' (also known as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe) eight people have pleaded guilty or been convicted.

Another 27 individuals, including 12 Russian intelligence officers, have been indicted, along with three Russian companies. The majority of indictments are "conspiracy against the US" and "obstruction of justice". They concern the hacked and stolen e-mails of the Democratic National Committee, which were released by Wikileaks. Also, the massive creation of false social media profiles by the Russian "Agency of Internet researches" allowed to indict Russian citizens behind the accounts. See more: Mueller's indictments: Who is Who (Wall Street Journal).

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: GRU, Rule of law
  • Outlet: RT France
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Europe should make a choice between ‘brandy diplomacy’ and energy partnership

The European Parliament’s resolution on the case of Mehman Huseynov is just a pretext to discredit Azerbaijan. Forces, hostile to Azerbaijan and envious of the country’s achievements, are trying to create instability and chaos. One can note the work of the Armenian Lobby and their “brandy diplomacy” in the attempts to defame Azerbaijan. Europe must make a choice between Armenian brandy diplomacy and reliable energy supplies from Azerbaijan.

Disproof

No evidence given.

The European Parliament resolution of 17 January 2019 on Azerbaijan, notably the case of Mehman Huseynov (anti-corruption blogger and director of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS)) (2019/2511(RSP)) calls on Azerbaijan, i.a., to fully guarantee freedom of the press and media, both in legislation and in practice, both online and offline, to guarantee freedom of expression in line with international standards. The EP resolution underlines the importance of the new agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan; stresses that democratic reforms, the rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms must be at the core of the new agreement; stresses that it will closely monitor the situation throughout the negotiations on a new agreement prior to taking the decision on giving its consent to the agreement.

The Red Army liberated Poland and preserved the country’s economic power

A declassified report of the commander of the troops of the 1st Belarusian Front, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, on the liberation of Poland shows that the Red Army liberated the people of Poland from the Nazi occupation. Also, it preserved the historical buildings in the cities and the country’s economic power. 

 

Disproof

While the Red Army's contribution to the liberation of Poland is a fact, the article fails to notice that there was a strong resistance movement in Poland, the Home Army, Armia Krajowa. It was one of the largest resistance groups in occupied Europe, numbering over 350,000 soldiers. In August 1944, as the Red Army was approaching the Eastern Suburbs of Warsaw, Armia Krajowa organised an uprising against the Nazis. But the Soviet advance stopped, allowing Germans to regroup and destroy the city during the suppression of the uprising, which lasted 63 days. The Home Army was disbanded on 19 of January 1945 to avoid civil war and armed conflict with the Soviets.

Red Army's presence in Poland resulted in a repressive communist regime set up by the Soviet Union.

French head of intelligence states that the US lied about Russian invasion of Ukraine

French intelligence publicly acknowledged that USA lied about Russian invasion in Ukraine. Christophe Gomart, alleged “head of French intelligence”, reportedly said that “French special bodies’ data indicates that Russia never prepared a military intervention in Ukraine”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine.

Christophe Gomart indeed chaired the Directorate for Military Intelligence (Direction du Renseignement Militaire, DRM), one of six Frence intelligence services, but reportedly left this position in 2017. In April 2015 Gomart spoke at French National Assembly Committee for National Defence where he stated that DRM did not have evidence of Russian invasion of Ukraine, and this episode was published in 2015 by Sputnik and other Kremlin-controlled sources.