Courtesy of Politico:
Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers on Friday and accused them of hacking into the Democratic National Committee to sabotage the 2016 presidential election.
The indictments, announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, come just days before a scheduled Monday summit in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
They are the latest charges in a probe that has already netted guilty pleas from three former Trump campaign aides while the president himself remains under investigation by Mueller for potential obstruction of justice.
Rosenstein said the Russians stole and released Democratic documents after planting malicious computer codes in the network of the DNC as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
He said Russia’s GRU military intelligence service was behind online entities that disseminated and promoted the documents under the names Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks.
And if you are looking for collusion, well here you go.
. @KenDilanianNBC notes indictment alleges Russia “on or about July 27, 2016” started trying to access Clinton’s personal emails. Which is the same day Trump gave his “Russia if you’re listening, I hope your able to find the 30,000 emails…” news conference.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 13, 2018
MSNBC actually announced the indictments during coverage of his public appearance with Queen Elizabeth.
Oh you know THAT’S going to piss off Tangerine Hitler.
Boy, this meeting between Trump and Putin should be interesting now.
Too bad none of us will know what is said.