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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has just held a press conference in which Robert Mueller’s merry band of Clinton partisans announced the indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers.
Embargo is lifted. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for alleged hacking of DNC and Clinton campaign. https://t.co/Y3GNGrQJU0
— Blair Miller (@blairmiller) July 13, 2018
The indictments obviously refer to the hack of Podesta’s email.
They also finger DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 as entities run by the GRU and hint that Wikileaks received the information stolen information. By hint, I mean they don’t name Wikileaks but you had to be in a coma to not know who they are referring to.
Key Points from Rosenstein:
1. No evidence that any American who communicated with DCLeaks or Guccifer 2.0 knew they were communicating with the GRU. Roger Stone breathes a sigh of relief.
2. This prosecution was handed off to the National Security Division of DOJ presumably because Mueller’s team humiliated itself the last time they indicted random Russians.
3. President Trump was informed of the indictments earlier in the week.
4. There is no evidence that any votes were changed by the attacks of the voter registration data in the one state covered in the indictment.
This is pretty similar to the last time Mueller did this. He was under pressure for indicting inconsequential people for lying to federal investigators and so he rolled out an indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian companies as if to shout: “Over there! Squirrel!” Now, he’s coming off a performance by his former lead investigator that was damaging to his investigation.
This indictment is equal parts eyewash and bullsh**. The people in the indictment will never be apprehended. They won’t even be inconvenienced. Like the Russian hackers, there is no real evidence that they either exist or that the indictment isn’t on a pseudonym which can be easily replaced. This is just Investigation Theater.