The Justice Department today announced that 12 Russian officials have been indicted for hacking Democrat computers and subsequently releasing emails:
-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
BREAKING NEWS: Special Counsel's Office has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the DNC, releasing it with intention of influencing 2016 campaign
— Ellen Nakashima (@nakashimae) July 13, 2018
BREAKING: 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted for "conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election," Deputy AG Rosenstein says
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 13, 2018
BREAKING: 12 members of Russian intelligence service indicted for allegedly engaging in sustained effort to hack networks of DCCC, DNC and Hillary’s Campaign during 2016 campaign. https://t.co/TMpZe9Ah0l
— ABC News (@ABC) July 13, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there’s nothing in the indictments that say the hackings directly affected the election:
ROSENSTEIN CLARIFIES that the goal of the conspirators WAS to have an impact on the election.
But there's nothing in the indictment on how their hacking affected the election.
"That's not our charge," he says.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 13, 2018
New indictment alleges Russians stole info about 500,000 US voters in 2016. Dep AG Rod Rosenstein says it does not allege votes were changed https://t.co/rq5e9BflGu
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) July 13, 2018
Meanwhile, President Trump said he’ll bring up the matter when he meets with Vladimir Putin:
Rosenstein briefed POTUS earlier this week on today’s indictments of Russian agents. Trump said today he would be asking Putin about it during their meeting Monday.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 13, 2018