ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Russian woman who works for an oligarch close to Russian President Vladamir Putin has been charged with attempting to meddle in the 2018 midterm election.

The charges, filed Friday in the Eastern District of Virginia, accuse Elena A. Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg with using social media platforms to create thousands of social media and e-mail accounts — appearing to be from people in the U.S. — to “create and amplify divisive social media and political content.” The case is not being brought by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

Among the other topics were gun control, gay rights, the women’s march and the NFL national anthem debate. They also keyed off specific events, including the Las Vegas shooting and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The content adopted several viewpoints, not just one, court documents said.

Among the politicians attacked were John McCain, Paul Ryan…

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7 thoughts on “Russian woman charged with attempted meddling in upcoming U.S. midterms : NBC News

  1. HOLY CRAP! 😲 NO WAY! This isn’t possible! What a paramount SHOCK this is when we have a President and Administration that does everything possible to secure the protection of our nation’s democracy and institutions!!!! Cuz if he didn’t… he would be a traitor and NOT be upholding his Presidential vows nor our Constitution!!!!

    (please notice the extreme sarcasm) 🙄😔

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  2. “Your “warning” was extraneous.” Hey! Most of my life is extraneous! It ain’t a bad thing. Gets me good seats in restaurants. Apparently, no one wants to sit next to you if you’re too “extraneous”–too many limbs flopping around, I guess.

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