Kirsters Baish| Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 Russian military officers for allegedly conspiring to interfere in United States elections, but this just another junk indictment? The indictments comes just a day before President Donald Trump is set to meet with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
It was confirmed once and for all by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that the DNC server was never hacked. Instead, he claimed that all emails were obtained via a “spear phishing” scam.
BREAKING: DNC server was never actually "hacked"
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) 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
“The defendants used two techniques to steal information. First they used a scheme known as spear phishing, which involves sending misleading emails and tricking the users of disclosing their passwords and security information,” Rosenstein stated.
The Deputy Attorney General went on, “Secondly, the defendants hacked into computer networks and installed malicious software and allowed them to spy on users.”
Rosenstein was referring to a Congressional campaign when he spoke of computer networks. He wasn’t talking about the DNC server.
“They also hacked into the networks of a Congressional campaign and a national political committee,” Rosenstein went on.
Now we are left thinking that the only reason they put the Imran Awan case to bed last week was to blame the Russians this week.
Take a look at the video below:
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Fox News reports:
A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party during the 2016 election, the Justice Department announced Friday.
“The internet allows foreign adversaries to attack America in new and unexpected ways,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said during a press conference.
All 12 defendants are members of GRU, the Russian intelligence agency.
The reason this is all happening now? Mueller is desperately trying to prove Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and this announcement was made just a day before President Trump is set to meet with Putin. That isn’t a coincidence.
In the indictment, Moscow was blamed for the entire email phishing scam which leaked politically damaging conversations had by top Democrats. Democratic lawmakers are now calling for President Trump to cancel his meeting with President Putin.
The White House didn’t make much of the allegations.
“Today’s charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result,” explained Deputy White House Secretary Lindsay Walters. She went on, “This is consistent with what we have been saying all along.”
The indictment, which is 29 pages long, claims that beginning in March of 2016, the Russian officials had utilized “a variety of means to hack the email accounts of volunteers and employees” of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, leaked emails during the campaign.
“The conspirators covertly monitored the computers of dozens of DCCC and DNC employees, implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code and stole emails and other documents from the DCCC and DNC,” the indictment read.
The documents reveal that by April of 2016, those being charged started leaking the hacked information to the public. They did this by creating fake online personas such as DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.
Rosenstein said during his press conference that “there is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.”
He also claimed, “There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. The special counsel’s investigation is ongoing.”
Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, gave his thoughts on the indictment today, saying that there is isn’t this kind of “electoral interference” happening in our country’s midterm elections right now, but it’s still a possibility that it could happen.
Coats said, “In regards to state actions, Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor. No question. We are not yet seeing the kind of electoral interference in specific states and voter databases that we experienced in 2016. However, we fully realize that we are just one click away … from a similar situation repeating itself.”
“President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won’t interfere in future elections. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy,” Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asserted today.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein stated that he had briefed President Trump on the charges.