By now, most Americans and the rest of the world know about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Just a couple of weeks ago, Mueller’s team indicted 12 Russian officials on charges that they hacked computer networks and emails associated with the Democratic party during the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘McCaskill, who has been highly critical of Russia over the years, is widely considered to be among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election this year as Republicans hope to hold their slim majority in the Senate. In 2016, President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by almost 20 points in the senator’s home state of Missouri.’
However, no evidence suggests that the attack was actually successful. McCaskill said:
‘I’m not going to speak of it right now. I think we’ll have something on it next week. I’m not going to speak about it right now. I can’t confirm or do anything about it right now.’
When Mr. Trump traveled to Missouri in August 2017, he told the crowd to “vote her out of office.” Last week on Twitter, Trump said that he feared Russians would intervene in the 2018 midterm elections on behalf of Democrats.
McCaskill later released a statement, saying:
‘Russia continues to engage in cyber warfare against our democracy. I will continue to speak out and press to hold them accountable. While this attack was not successful, it is outrageous that they think they can get away with this. I will not be intimidated. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Putin is a thug and a bully.’
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