12 Russians Indicted in US on Phony Charges
by Stephen Lendman
Russia bashing persists because of its sovereign independence, its opposition to US imperial wars, its advocacy for mutual cooperation among all nations.
It's because Washington wants the country transformed into another client state, its vast land mass partitioned for easier control, its resources looted, its people exploited. That's what imperialism is all about.
On July 13, a manipulated District of Columbia grand jury, influenced by falsified claims, indicted 12 Russians solely for political reasons on the following counts:
Count One: "Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States" - a "conspiracy…to hack into the computer of US persons and entities involved in the 2016 presidential election, steal documents from those computers, and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election" - FALSE!
Counts two to nine falsely claimed indicted individuals "did knowingly transfer, possess, and use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person during and in relation to a felony violation" against the US.
Count 10: "Conspiracy to launder money."
Count 11: "Conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States."
Signed: Robert S. Mueller III, special counsel US Department of Justice
All of the above are whopping Big Lies, not a shred of credible evidence supports any of them.
The grand jury indictment stemmed from fabricated rubbish fed its members, manipulating them to decide guilt by accusation, credible evidence not supplied them because none exist.
Twelve targeted individuals are never to be tried convenient patsies for being Russians, despite no proof they committed any of the offenses claimed - the indictment conveniently timed several days ahead of Putin/Trump summit talks, an attempt among others to undermine them.
No Russian interference in America's 2016 presidential election occurred, nothing suggesting the Kremlin favored one US presidential candidate over the other.
Without mentioning WikiLeaks by name, the indictment referred to "Organization 1," falsely claiming it hacked into and stole "documents…from US persons, entities and the US government."
WikiLeaks is a media organization, publishing information it's provided, operating legally, stealing nothing, committing no crimes. Yet it's unjustly targeted anyway.
Julian Assange explained information WikiLeaks obtained relating to the US 2016 presidential election came internally from a whistleblowing DNC source legally. No evidence proves otherwise.
The CIA under John Brennan bears full responsible for inventing the Russiagate hoax - fabricated accusations of Russian meddling and false claims of Trump team's improper or illegal dealings with the Kremlin, a scheme to delegitimize him and bash Russia irresponsibly.
No Kremlin interference in the electoral process of America or any other countries occurred - a US specially occurring scores of times worldwide in the post-WW II era.
Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy researcher Dov Levin documented 81 times Washington unlawfully meddled in foreign elections from 1946 - 2000 - since then in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Honduras, Paraguay, Brazil, and elsewhere, unsuccessfully in Venezuela, Ecuador, Iran and Russia.
America is a serial lawbreaker, unaccountable for the highest of high crimes.
Its electoral interference is relatively minor compared to its wars of aggression, homeland repression, and other wrongdoing against ordinary people at home and abroad in deference to privileged ones.
As long as US hegemonic rage continues, world peace and stability will remain unattainable. Humanity's survival will be threatened.
A Final Comment
Virtually the entire Washington political establishment supports the disgraceful indictments of 12 Russian nationals on phony charges.
Not a shred of evidence was presented supporting them in the indictment or at any time throughout many months of House, Senate and special counsel Mueller probes.
Charges without credible evidence are groundless. Following Friday's indictment, Bernie Sanders disgracefully said it "confirm(s) that Russia interfered in our elections to benefit Donald Trump" - a bald-faced lie.
Undemocratic Dems Rep. Ted Lieu, Senators Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, and other congressional members deplorably said Trump should immediately cancel Monday summit talks with Putin.
Like Sanders, Warren lied, tweeting: "DOJ's criminal charges provide hard evidence that Russian intel agents attacked America to boost their favorite candidates, undermine others, and influence our elections."
"@realDonaldTrump, cancel your ridiculous Putin summit and get your butt on a plane back to the United States."
Shocking stuff, added proof of how Americans are ill-served, misserved and disserved by Washington's bipartisan political system - far too debauched to fix!
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