Funny how the Fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn’t know!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018
“The president is right, in part of that response, in that that the efforts did start in 2014, but they heated up in the midst of 2016 when the Russians were instructed to help President Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton according to these indictment documents,” Phillip noted.Or, to quote directly from the indictment:
By early to mid-2016, Defendants’ operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump (“Trump campaign”) and disparaging Hillary Clinton.
Doesn't really matter when they started; it's what they did.
But it's still a hoax and a witch hunt, right? These 13 indictments are fake news, right? Maybe if our President could read. Then again, 37 pages is beyond his attention span. (Otherwise he might note the indictment says the actions begun in 2014 continued to the present. Not really important when they started, it's when they stopped that matters. And they haven't. Now, about those sanctions on Russia you refuse to impose.....)