It was election day 2016 and as Americans headed to the polls United States intelligent agencies were on high alert. Intelligent agencies had been tracking a multi-pronged effort to influence voters, leaks of hacked emails, adverts on Facebook and Google, on social media trolls and bots were spreading as much fake news as possible all of which they believed was connected to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
It was considered to be the most aggressive campaign that the Russians had ever mounted in the history of the United States elections. It was startling the sophistication that went into this effort.
This is a two-part investigation into the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the United States.