U.S. indicts 12 Russians on 2016 election meddling charges

Frederick Owens
July 16, 2018

"Why didn't they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in September, before the Election?"

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone acknowledged late Friday that he's "probably" the unnamed person mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 12 Russian military intelligence officers who allegedly sought to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Revealing so much "says just how serious this is, and how important it is to acknowledge that Russian Federation hacked the U.S. to aid Trump and hurt Clinton", Weaver said. "Anything you do, it's always going to be, 'Oh, Russia, he loves Russia'".

Several prominent Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to cancel the summit. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent. "It's very important that they meet".

Stolen emails, many politically damaging for Clinton, appeared on WikiLeaks in the campaign's final stretch.

Interestingly, in a possible attempt to prevent these crimes from being traced back to them, the Russian hackers bought bitcoin and used the pseudonymous cryptocurrency to purchase servers and other computer accessories.

But the Justice Dept., said there is "no allegation" any American was a knowing participant in the Russian's alleged unlawful activities.

"It's on", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. But that indictment had not directly tied the meddling effort to Russia's government. Mueller has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election since past year.

The indictment lays out how the Russian intelligence officers, posing as Guccifer 2.0, discussed how to release the stolen documents to "heighten their impact" on the election with organization 1 providing guidance on timing.

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If the involvement of the GRU officers in the hacking effort is proved, it would shatter the Kremlin denials of the Russian state's involvement in the US elections.

Russia's foreign ministry claimed there was no evidence to indicate that the 12 had links to the Russian military intelligence or that they had hacked into the Democratic Party's network. The president said he will ask Putin during the meeting if Russian Federation interfered with the election.

"Russia, if you're listening", Trump said, "I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing".

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that the accounts were hacked as part of a wide-ranging operation ordered by Putin to damage Clinton's bid for the presidency and assist Trump's campaign.

The dates and content of the messages described in the indictment between the USA person in regular contact with senior members of Trump's presidential campaign and Guccifer 2.0 match verbatim two screenshots Stone published on his website in March of 2017 of the direct message exchange he had with Guccifer 2.0 on Twitter in 2016.

The Russian hackers then reportedly went on to share thousands of DNC's confidential messages with Guccifer 2.0, a Romanian hacking group.

The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans.

It's believed that through these data breaches, the accused Russian officers leaked classified information and labeled it as "Guccifer 2.0" and "DCLeaks". "(P) retty standard", the person responded.

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