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FBI Raids Radical Socialist Org Accused of Being a Russian Front

Federal agents raided the headquarters Friday of the Uhuru Movement, a 50-year-old socialist organization in St. Petersburg, Florida accused of interfering in U.S. elections.

“The facts and circumstances surrounding this indictment are some of the most [egregious] and blatant violations we’ve seen by the Russian government in order to destabilize and undermine trust in American democracy,” FBI Special Agent David Walker said, according to WFLA.

U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg said during a press conference that Russian national and president of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, Aleksandr Ionov, spread pro-Russia propaganda across the United States in conjunction with the Russian Federal Security Service, the outlet continued.

“Ionov allegedly orchestrated a brazen influence campaign, turning U.S. political groups and U.S. citizens into instruments of the Russian government,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. “The Department of Justice will not allow Russia to unlawfully sow division and spread misinformation inside the United States.”

The Justice Department’s indictment refers to a “political group based in St. Petersburg, Florida” that “promoted its views using multiple media outlets, including websites it operated, social media, and a radio station.”

Ionov faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted, WFLA noted.

READ 10 COMMENTS
  • Dave In Arizona says:

    “FBI Raids Radical Socialist Org Accused of Being a Russian Front”

    AOC’s Squad?

  • RAY EPPS says:

    RUSSIAM= LEGITIMATE LEGAL BUSINESS THAT GOING AGAINST DEMOCRACY..phuuk the FBI AND JOE BIDEN

  • Rick Havern says:

    Yeah, shame on them, “sow division and spread misinformation” is the DOJ’s job. How dare they.

  • Guido says:

    DNC is next Haha

  • dmann84ng says:

    its not who was doing the illegal activity, its who they were doing it for! if you have the coveted “D” after your name then there is no illegal activity! but, if there is any other letter after your name then you are probably a real shady character who really needs the boot of the gubmnt on your neck! antifa roams free and is a front for all kinds of criminal activity and the gubmnt looks the other way. but man those terrorist parents at those school board meetings! we need the fbi on them! see how that works! the “D” by your name or engaging in an approved “D” activity is like having Jesus standing right beside you while you commit arson or smash the window or get found not guilty or even better not even charged and released!

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