Kremlin Dismisses US Election Indictment as Lacking Evidence

A view of a Buisness center, believed to be the location of the new Photo: AP/ Mstyslav Chernov
A view of a Buisness center, believed to be the location of the new "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia. The U.S. government allege the Internet Research Agency started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 election

February 19, 2018 06:01 AM

The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence.

The indictment handed Friday by a federal grand jury alleges that a wealthy entrepreneur with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin funneled money to a so-called "troll farm," which sent operatives to the United States, created fictitious social media accounts and used them to spread tendentious messages. The aim was either to influence voters or to undermine their faith in the U.S. political system.

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