More information is coming from Russia operations influencing United States operations. It is not the type of information the left was hoping for.
There is more and more information that indicates the anti-Trump movement, which has been self-described as “The Resistance” is a tool Russia is using to create division and undermine the White House.
As soon as Trump’s electoral victory was official, Russian cyber operations began to work overtime on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.” this is according to Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch. He spoke with a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday.
Per Daily Caller:
“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Edgett and Stretch, Politico reported. Both Edgett and Stretch characterized Graham’s remark as “accurate.”
The weekend after Trump’s election, thousands of people attended a left-wing anti-Trump protest in New York City that was secretly organized by Russian operatives, ads released by the House Intelligence Committee revealed.
More than 16,000 people RSVP’d on Facebook for the protest, which was titled: “Trump is NOT my President. March against Trump.”
Another Facebook event pleaded people to take on Trump. “Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” the event read.
According to The Guardian, 10,000 people showed up at the anti-Trump protest.
It should come as no surprise that far left Michael Moore was duped by the Russian protest.
I'm in the middle of thousands -tens of thousands?- of American voters outside Trump Tower demanding he step aside. He got the least votes.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 12, 2016
Meanwhile the mainstream media continues to question the validity of Trump’s election victory. Was this prodded along by the Russians? CNN reported: “Some are questioning the legitimacy of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton by noting that although he took the Electoral College, Clinton won the popular vote.” (The popular vote has zero impact on the legitimacy of an election.)
There we also anti-Trump protests arranged by Russian operatives, including a pair of them in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Russian operatives hung on to the fact that Hillary Clinton received more total votes than Trump. Keep in mind this is meaningless since the Constitution established the Electoral College system. The Russians pushed the fact that Hillary Clinton getting more votes made Trump an illegitimate president.
Additional to that, many Russian accounts posed as social or racial activist groups such as Black Lives Matter. One of their pages, Black Matters, put together a massive anti-Trump rally on November 12 in New York City. This was just four days after Trump won the election.