‘Pretty clear evidence’ Russia meddled in 2016 elections — George W. Bush

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    Feb 08, 2018 7:28 PM GMT
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former US president George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election.

    While never mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Bush appeared to be pushing back on Trump’s decisions on immigration, as well as his attempts at warmer relations with Russia.

    “There’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled,” Bush said at a talk in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. “Whether they affected the outcome is another question.”

    Bush also said that “it’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.”

    US intelligence agencies have concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Numerous investigations are under way to determine whether Trump’s campaign aided the Kremlin in its efforts.

  • beachcomber96

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    Feb 08, 2018 9:00 PM GMT
    Tech Giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter all reported in 2017 that their online platforms had been used by Russian political operatives targeting the U.S.

    -The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018
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    Feb 09, 2018 2:41 AM GMT
    You've always discredited G.W. Bush.
    I think Bush is simply bitter that Donald Trump, trumped Jed Bush, knocking him out of the race.
  • Plooje

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    Feb 09, 2018 2:56 AM GMT
    Of course, it's been clear for over a year now.

    1) The DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS several million dollars to concoct a FALSE "dossier" on then-candidate Trump.

    2) Fusion GPS used information that was funneled to them via a former British spy by Russian agents to come up with the "dossier." THAT'S THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION.

    3) The Clinton campaign and DNC leaked the "dossier" to the media in an attempt to convince voters to vote for Hillary. THAT'S HOW THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION MEDDLED WITH THE ELECTION.

    4) The "dossier" was also given to the FBI, who used it - without disclosing who paid for it - to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, and then President-elect Trump and then President Trump.