It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage US voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of Barack Obama, the seven officials said.
A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the US electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.
So, they thought about trying and also got it wrong.
And if anyone really wants to do some digging into corruption shennannigans, why doesn’t someone have a better look at Bill Clinton and the Kazakh uranium deal? As absolutely everyone in the industry knows there was a huge cash bung in that.