July 25, 2019  |  Updated August 13, 2019

RT Host Denies Credibility of Mueller Indictment against Russian Troll Factory

By Margarita Assenova

During live TV coverage of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on July 24, RT host Murad Gazdiev said: “The Mueller report did not provide any proof of the troll factory’s ties with the U.S. election interference.”

This statement is false.

Not only does the Mueller report detail how the Russian troll factory — the Internet Research Agency (IRA) — interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but the special counsel criminally charged 13 Russian nationals working for the troll factory with conspiring against the United States. The grand jury indictment alone contains 37 pages of information describing the Internet Research Agency’s operations targeting the U. S. election in 2016. It included financial documents and fraudulent usage of identities of U.S. persons (See United States v. Internet Research Agency, et al., No. 18-cr-32 (D.D.C.).

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