On Friday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities, accused of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”
Investigators also found the Russians organized rallies against Trump in New York City and Charlotte.
According to court documents, “At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York City called “Trump is NOT my President” held on or about November 12, 2016. Similarly, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally entitles “Charlotte Against Trump” in Charlotte, North Carolina, held on or about November 19, 2016.”
Interesting: Mueller's investigation finds Russians also organized AGAINST Trump as well as for him pic.twitter.com/uQAfiR5Z1J
— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) February 16, 2018
See footage below of New York City event on November 12, 2016.
Here is NBC‘s report on the New York City event:
“Not My President’s Day” rallies were staged in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more than two dozen other cities across the nation in a spirited display of defiance against a president who has been in power for just one month.
In Trump’s hometown, a huge throng rallied outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, with the crowd blanketing the southwestern corner of Central Park and singing “We Shall Overcome.”
Many carried signs that read “Not My President” and “Resist” and chanted “No Ban, No Wall” — a reference to Trump’s executive order on travel by immigrants and his still-unbuilt wall along the Mexican border.
Progressive director Michael Moore appears to have been used unwittingly to bring attention to a Russian-led protest against the President-elect. Moore actively participated and promoted the New York City protest organized by the Russians.
Moore live broadcasted the protest on his personal Facebook page.
“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,” tweeted Moore.
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
Earlier in the day, the director attempted to meet with Trump.
Michael Moore asks Trump Tower security if he can make an appointment to see Trump pic.twitter.com/4l7g6UzAyW
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 12, 2016
As reporter Michael Finnegan pointed out, Moore had “no luck,” meeting with the President-elect.
Michael Moore comes knocking for Donald Trump. No luck. pic.twitter.com/gxGkN2Kvck
— Michael Finnegan (@finneganLAT) November 12, 2016
Moore, a vocal critic of Trump, has long claimed the New York billionaire conspired with Putin to become president.