Making Sense of the Russia Indictment
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 752 , Segment 1
Episode: Russia Indictment, Make a List, Olympics in Virtual Reality
- Feb 21, 2018
- 24:31 mins
Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University A surprisingly detailed account has emerged of how – and why – Russia sought to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies. Among other things, the indictment claims employees of a Russian company set up hundreds of fake social media accounts, bought ads on Facebook and Twitter, and got actual Americans to show up at rallies, with the goal of inflaming public opinions and suppressing voter turnout for Hillary Clinton. The Russians even allegedly hired a Hillary Clinton impersonator to dress in a prison uniform and sit inside a cage at a couple of political rallies.