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From Raw Story:

According to a report from NBC, Russian operatives gave a big boost to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein just before the 2016 election to draw away voters from Democrat Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump’s chances of winning the presidency.

NBC claims a report compiled by the Senate shows Stein was the subject of a social media blitz designed to raise her profile and create a better playing field for eventual winner Trump.

“Building support for Stein was one of a ‘roster of themes’ the Moscow-sanctioned internet trolls ‘turned to repeatedly’ in their effort to disrupt the election, according to a research team led by the New Knowledge cybersecurity firm,” the report states. “The researchers also found that the campaign to bolster Stein gained in intensity in the final days of the presidential campaign and largely targeted African-American voters.”…

A bit more from the original NBC News article:

An NBC News analysis found that Russians working under the direction of the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based firm run by a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, tweeted the phrase “Jill Stein” over 1,000 times around the time of the election.

The posts were often accompanied by variations of the same hashtag, “Grow a spine and vote Jill Stein.”

An NBC News review of the archives of RT and Sputnik, which the CIA has described as part of “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine,” from early 2015 to the 2016 election shows more than 100 stories, on-air and online, friendly to Stein and the Green Party.…

No surprise here. That she was being wined and dined at Putin’s table mere months before the 2016 campaign season began in earnest, made it obvious to most sentient humans that she was Russia’s candidate, propped up to drain support from Hillary. But seeing it confirmed in a Senate report is chilling.

Hillary was robbed. America was attacked. We are at war.

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  1. I remember that I received a number of social media posts regarding Jill Stein, as I knew little about her and had done a couple of searches about her. Nothing came up then about her little dinner with Putin. But lots of other stuff about how great a candidate she was and what a great job she would do. I know it actually made me think….well…then of course not…but I remember they were persuasive. Then, after the election, I heard about the Jill Stein with Putin dinner and went and did a number of searches. I even sent her a tweet and directly asked her if she was a Russian agent and was it her intent to destroy American democracy. I truly did. I still think she’s a Russian asset and I do not understand why no one has interviewed her either. At least that we know of. But reminds me, as his constituent, I’ll send a message to Rep. Adam Schiff and see if he can look into that one too!


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