Facebook's Goldman Calls Russian Ads A Nothingburger, Turns Into A 'Shit Sandwich'

Rodiano Bonacci
Febbraio 21, 2018

Trump's morning TV pep team devoted a good-ish chunk of its timeslot to blaming former POTUS Obama for Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election, as detailed last Friday by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein when he unveiled indictments against 13 Russians in Rob Mueller's ongoing investigation.

The Obama administration, in response to Russia's alleged election meddling, expelled 35 Russian diplomats, shut down two Russian diplomatic compounds in the United States, including one in Upper Brookville on Long Island, and issued sanctions to four Russian nationals and five Russian agencies accused of cyberhacking and meddling in the elections.

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She also addressed a tweet over the weekend in which Trump seemed to say the Russian Federation investigation was a distraction to the FBI and a reason it failed to look into warnings about the Florida shooter.

But Trump offers no facts to back up his assertion. "Fake News Media never fails". The President Obama quote just before election.

Obama, his former aides said, had hoped that the announcement, by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and the Department of Homeland Security, would follow a bipartisan statement by congressional leaders about the need for state and local authorities to guard their voter-registration and balloting machines from Russian hacking. "If he had ratcheted up that rhetoric, we would have seen exactly what we see today".

Bad ratings CNN & MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. Because Mueller has failed to generate information confirming their fantasies of "Trump-Russia" collusion, many on the Left are now positing, without evidence, that these low-level pleas are part of Mueller's supposed strategy of "working up the head of the snake". They said the threat of sanctions had successfully disrupted and ended billions of dollars worth of deals in the Russian defense and intelligence sectors.

The President's disgraced national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during Trump's transition.

The Facebook executive supported defended his company through the tweets stating that the Russians acquired ads on the social platform but that they were not necessarily used to sway the elections.

She added: "He has been tougher on Russian Federation in the first year than Obama was in eight years combined". Facebook itself has said that Russian accounts spent $100,000 on ads on its site during the presidential election and in the months afterward, a much smaller number than the $1.25 million the Russian Internet Research Agency was spending each month leading up to the election, according to the special counsel.

"I am very concerned that the Obama administration did so little", said Sen.

Even for those Coloradans who are certain such online drivel didn't influence their vote that year, it can be an unsettling feeling to know a foreign government was messing with our politics and even interacting with us on social media as the nation waged an intense debate.

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