12 Russian Intelligence Officials Indicted By Special Counsel Robert Mueller
The biggest development in the Russia investigation thus far.
Days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces new indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The indictments have been levied against 12 Russian intelligence officers (GRU) for hacking the DNC, DCCC, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election and leaking through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. This comes after 13 Russian entities were indicted earlier this year for their propaganda campaign.
-12 Russian GRU officials
-Used Bitcoin to pay for servers etc
-targeted DCCC, DNC, and HRC
-Released emails under the names DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) July 13, 2018
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) July 13, 2018
On July 27, 2016, Trump—“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
On July 27, 2016—Russians tried to hack Clinton’s personal office emails for the first time
— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) July 13, 2018
From the indictment:
“The conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, wrote to a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump” pic.twitter.com/Qs8yLZyQaU
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 13, 2018
New Mueller indictments come just hours after POTUS called the Mueller probe, again, a “witch hunt.” Before these new indictments Mueller probe has already brought:
* 79 criminal charges against
* 20 people and
* 3 companies with
* 5 guilty pleas and
* 1 individual sentenced
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 13, 2018