Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan

Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin

CNN: Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin, Michigan

Burr and committee vice chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, gave a briefing about the status of the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign.

The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 US election has taken over Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiries into a former British spy's dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Donald Trump's campaign and associates, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters.

The panel has expanded its probe and refused to rule out possible conclusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and the chairmen warned the Kremlin had not stopped its efforts to influence elections.

A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted MI and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump's victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Three congressional panels and special counsel Robert Mueller are investigating Russia's meddling in the election and possible collusion.

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The top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned Wednesday that Russian Federation will keep trying to influence American elections next year and beyond. "Now, I'm not even going to discuss initial findings because we haven't any".

"On the issue of collusion, the work of our committee. continues", he said. Mark Warner, the intelligence committee's vice chairman - held the press conference Wednesday to discuss the progress the committee has made in its Russian Federation meddling investigation.

That report said Russian Federation waged a cyber and disinformation campaign to discredit Hillary Clinton, help Donald Trump's campaign, and undermine faith in the democratic process. "It'll go into pretty good depth on the elections and talk a little bit about where we go from here". And he said the role of social media in the Russian campaign is only beginning to be explored.

"I fear if you add up all those things it was a decent rate of return", Warner said.

In a report published in January four US intelligence agencies said they took the dossier's allegations seriously. It needs to absorb all the material it has collected and continue with still more interviews, he said, including some 25 scheduled for this month.

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Burr and Warner said they have largely confirmed the conclusions the intelligence community reached under the Obama administration that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 USA election.

Burr said his committee had also "hit a wall" on the credibility of the "Steele dossier" - a private intelligence report written by former British spy Christopher Steele, who Burr said has refused to meet with the committee.

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders warned Wednesday that Russian Federation may be planning further attempts to influence USA politics by meddling in upcoming elections in November and 2018.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on why it won't release the ads it said were created to stir division in the USA before and after the 2016 presidential election.

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