Shep Smith: There is no longer any question, "Russia attacked the United States ... in support of Donald Trump"

Shep Smith: There is no longer any question, "Russia attacked the United States ... in support of Donald Trump"

Smith: "The Russian investigation is the opposite of a hoax"

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From the February 16 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:

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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): If there was ever any question, even a single question, there is no more. Russia attacked the United States of America. A coordinated government sponsored campaign to undermine America's democracy, eventually in support of Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton. I'm Shepard Smith in New York. A brand new indictment indicates the Russians elaborate online operations convinced us Americans to attend political rallies that the Russians organized. The Russians set up websites and Facebook pages and Twitter accounts pretending to be Americans. And duped us into following them and friending them and retweeting them. The Russians infiltrated our system, manipulated us on behalf of Vladimir Putin and they did it online and in person on our soil. Russians came to swing states in the United States, pretending to be Americans and tried to convince us Americans that they're part of the system. Not working against it. And the Russians, say this indictment, posed as Americans and communicated with unwitting people associated with the Trump campaign to try to coordinate political activities.

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The Russian investigation is the opposite of a hoax.

Previously:

Fox host falsely claims the deputy attorney general said indicted Russians “didn't influence the outcome” of the election

Sean Hannity: "The media betrayed the American people" by reporting on Trump-Russia investigation

Russian trolls moved 340,000 Americans up the ladder of engagement

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