So they have found hackers .. Are you kidding?? And, isn’t that something the 700 secret intelligence agencies are suppose to do anyway? You need a “special” counsel for that?
The corruption and incompetence on the left is breathtaking … BAD!!
At least now the swamp have something unrelated to talk about in future hearings ..
By Ian Mason
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have secured an indictment against 12 more Russian nationals, this time in specific relation to the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
All 12 defendants are Russian military intelligence operatives who, according to Rosenstein, created and used the “DCLeaks” and “Guccifer 2.0” identities to leak the information they stole from the DNC while implying they were Americans. According to the indictment, the Russians used basic “spearphishing” email and malware techniques to illegally gain access to the DNC’s servers.
As with Mueller’s previous indictment against Russians, there is no evidence of “collusion” with any American in any of the defendants’ alleged crimes, as Rosenstein emphasized in his announcement. Nor is there any allegation the Russian intelligence officers’ alleged crimes in any way affected the outcome of the 2016 election. “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result,” Rosenstein told reporters.
“The conspirators corresponded with several Americans through the internet,” Rosenstein explained, adding, however, that, “The is no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers. ”
In addition to the DNC hack, the defendants are charged with a separate conspiracy to “to infiltrate computers of organizations responsible for administering elections, including state boards of election, secretaries of state, and companies that supply software and other technology used to administer elections.”
According to Rosenstein, Mueller’s involvement in this specific matter may be at an end. “Assistant Attorney General John Demers is here with me today because we intend to transition responsibility for this case to our Department’s National Security Division while we await the apprehension of the defendants,” Rosenstein told reporters, indicating regular DOJ will be handling the prosecution.
There is no indication any of the named defendants are in the United States or countries from which the U.S. is likely to be able to extradite them.
The press conference was announced on short notice Friday morning, with no topic given beyond “a law enforcement announcement.” The first indications of the subject matter came shortly before the conference began with reports that a notice posted in the main federal courthouse in Washington, DC, indicated that attorneys from Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office and the DOJ National Security Division had visited Friday morning related to a grand jury indictment. An embargo on the indictment was lifted prior to Rosenstein’s announcement when a reporter in the main Department of Justice briefing room broke the information by reading a press release over a hot mic.
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An impeachment document to remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could be filed as soon as Monday, three conservative Capitol Hill sources have told Politico.
Politico reports that House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows had the impeachment document on the House floor even while Rosenstein was speaking to reporters Friday about the indictments of Russian intelligence officers for alleged 2016 election interference.
Politico’s sources caution that the timing is “still fluid.”
“It has not been filed today,” Meadows spokesman Ben Williamson told Politico, but didn’t rule out that the document could be filed at some point next week as Meadows and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan try to build Republican support.
Rosenstein, who is supervising the Mueller investigation because of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has long been the focus of intense criticism by Republicans frustrated by his handling of both the Russia investigation as well as his reluctance to turn over information related to FBI agent bias against President Trump.
While Rosenstein did announce the indictment of 12 Russian nationals Friday, he also made it clear that no hacking allegation altered the eventual election results.
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result,” Rosenstein said Friday.
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— Trey Von Dinkis (@Trey_VonDinkis) July 13, 2018
BREAKING: Rosenstein just confirmed emails obtained through “spearfishing” email scam, which thousands of people including Republicans fell for. No wonder the DNC server was never examined by FBI. It was never actually hacked. This was a monumental lie by the Clinton campaign
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 13, 2018