The investigation into Trump-Russia meddling has turned towards Trump supporters and far right websites. Already, it has been determined that 1,000 “paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia”, wrote the avalanche of pro-Trump fake news stories that flooded our media. Mark Warner, a Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, raises the question whether or not Republican political operatives and far right groups were directing Russia on these fake news stories.
A person of interest is Brad Parscale, the head of the Trump digital camp. Brad has been summoned to appear before the House intelligence committee. The Trump campaign paid Parscale’s firm a tremendous $91 million, TheGuardian article! I’m sure Trump will tell you that every one of those pennies was well spent. After all, Trump was considered the least qualified candidate to ever run for president and Hillary was considered the most qualified candidate. His meticulously sculpted internet campaign alone, as well as far-right websites, propelled him to the White House. Remember, Trump barely had any television ads.
Brad Parscale was hired by Jared Kushner.
“Jared got [Brad] hired, despite the fact that a number of people in the campaign wondered whether he had any idea what he was doing,” the person said. “He’s Jared’s boy. I had [campaign] deputies telling me they couldn’t question anything the guy did or said, and they were unhappy about that.” BusinessInsider article
The investigation has pointed to evidence illustrating Russian fake-news was strongly focused on key voters in swing states. Was some American guidance directing this fake news?
In addition, a lot of anti-Clinton websites were from Albania and Macedonia. One such website was a pro-Sanders page that had almost 90,000 followers. The site was constantly spitting out perfect English articles. Except, when Huffington Post interviewed the Albania IT expert who “ran” the site, he could hardly speak a word of English, TheGuardian article.
There are just too many connections between Kremlin and the Trump campaign to doubt there was any significant correlation. Look at the amount of people in the Trump campaign who were Russian officials.
Essentially, this was a campaign articulated by Putin to destroy his arch-nemesis, Hillary. Take for example, the tremendous spike of eastern-European Bernie Sanders supporters during the election. As a result, a large number of pro-Bernie sites emerged. Any website is started to make cash and to accumulate clicks. However, after the election ended and the investigation began, 95% of these websites went dead, TheGuardian article.