The charging documents against Pinedo do not mention a connection with the Russian indictment although were released by Mueller’s office shortly after of which indictment was disclosed. Mueller’s office was created specifically to investigate Russian meddling inside the elections.
A section of the indictment against the Russians appears to refer to conduct by Pinedo.
“Defendants as well as their co-conspirators also used, without lawful authority, the social security numbers, home addresses, as well as birth dates of real U.S. persons to open accounts at PayPal, a digital payments company,” the indictment against the Russians says.
On Friday afternoon, after being briefed about the indictment by Rosenstein, as well as after the Discharge of the document, President Trump tweeted about the case.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders soon after released a prepared statement coming from Trump in which he said, “of which is actually more important than ever before to come together as Americans.”
“We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, as well as rancor to be successful. of which’s time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks, wild as well as false allegations, as well as far-fetched theories, which only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia, as well as do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions,” Trump said. “We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy as well as our elections.”
While Trump as well as the White House on Friday were quick to claim of which the indictment found no collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia, Bloomberg News reported of which Mueller as well as his prosecutors have not concluded their investigation on of which question.
Bloomberg cited an unidentified person with knowledge of Mueller’s probe.
A spokesman for Clinton said she had no comment on the indictment.
The indictment said of which the Internet Research Agency was registered with the Russian government as a corporate entity in 2013.
“By in or around May 2014, the organization’s strategy included interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with the stated goal of “spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates as well as the political system in general,” the indictment said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., said, “We have known of which Russia meddled inside the election, although these indictments detail the extent of the subterfuge.”
“The Russians engaged in a sinister as well as systematic attack on our political system. of which was a conspiracy to subvert the process, as well as take aim at democracy itself,” Ryan said. “Today’s announcement underscores why we need to follow the facts as well as work to protect the integrity of future elections.”
Additional reporting by Kevin Breuninger