Lots of people, from the Liar in Chief on down are claiming Russia tried to influence the US elections.
Many of these people are saying that is illegal.
No. It is not. In fact, it is specifically and Constitutionally and Supreme Court decision-affirmed legal to try to influence an election through media outlets.
S'called the First Amendment.
Some will now scream "THE FIRST AMENDMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO RUSSIA. THE PEOPLE THERE AIN'T US CITIZENS!"
However, Mark Zuckerberg is a US citizen and is protected by the 1st Amendment and so is his business. He has every right to sell ads that appear on his business to Russians. To Irainians. To the Taliban.
Just 'cause you don't like it does not mean it is illegal. (Whew).
Russia's efforts to plant "fake news?" Completely legal. Russia's stories originated in Russia, and quite often were posted to social media from within Russia and other nations. US law, despite what liarberals and cantservatives believe, does not apply in other countries.
Russia's efforts to steer discussions on topics germane to the election, completely legal.
You ain't gotta like it.
So far no one has shown where Russia tried to buy votes. That is illegal. So far we have reports that Russia might have tried to have elections computers. That is illegal, but if the attacks (even happened) and originated on Russian soil, good luck bringing that one to court.
I have not seen proof of the hacking attacks so I remain dubious.
WE DO IT TOO
Besides which, the US government has been doing the same thing all over the world.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I hear you. Liarberal outlets and slanted agendas. Cantservatives don't do that.
Cantservatives don't just influence. They send in guns, ammo, bombs and material support to the opposition.
So if you are one who is foaming at the mouth over Russia's attempts to influence the elections, please stay away from me. I shoot things that foam at the mouth unless a toothbrush handle is poking out somewhere.