Last Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, accusing them of interfering with the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump get into the White House. The indictment has very specific allegations including names, dates, and the text of private messages. President Trump has continuously denied any claims of the Russians having an influence on the election, calling it “fake news” and a “hoax”.
Kendall Coffey spoke out about the situation saying, “Clinton supporters will see this as vindicating their position that the election was interfered with illegally. Trump supporters will emphasize that nothing in the indictment indicated that the Trump campaign was knowingly complicit in Russian wrongdoing.” He also added, that although the Russian defendants that are charged in the indictment aren’t subject to extradition from Russia and there is no extradition treaty between Russia and the U.S., there are still important consequences.