Politico reported on Tuesday that special prosecutor Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are looking for possible links between the Trump campaign's data operation and Russian bots and trolls. The campaign's data operation was overseen by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner who is neck deep in ties to Russian bankers and businessmen.
But Mueller isn't the only game in town. McClatchy reports the House and Senate intelligence committees are also looking for links and according to sources close to the committee they're looking for possible collusion at the district level.
Congressional and Justice Department investigators are focusing on whether Trump’s campaign pointed Russian cyber operatives to certain voting jurisdictions in key states – areas where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives were spotting unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton, according to several people familiar with the parallel inquiries. [...]
One source familiar with Justice's criminal probe said investigators doubt Russian operatives controlling the so-called robotic cyber commands that fetched and distributed fake news stories could have independently "known where to specifically target … to which high-impact states and districts in those states."
As I asked yesterday, how did the Russians know who to target?
The report from McClatchy does not speculate, but I would assume voters in Midwestern states from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania would have been targeted for fake news and other propaganda and that could have ultimately been a deciding factor in the election.'
If that is ultimately proven to be the case, I will say it lays even more responsibility at the feet of so-called Democrats who weakened Hillary Clinton by savagely and dishonestly smearing her during the Democratic primary.