Monday, December 17, 2018

Russian disinformation teams targeted Robert S. Mueller III, says report prepared for Senate

By Craig Timberg, Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin
December 17, 2018

Months after President Trump took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.

The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, falsely claiming that the former FBI director was corrupt and that the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election were crackpot conspiracies.


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