12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation
But, but, but Trump says it never happened, there was no Russian meddling. Trump says Putin says it never happened and he believes him. But then he's so incredibly stupid he believes KJU too.
"Eleven of the Russians are charged with identity theft, conspiracy to laun der money and conspiracy to commit computer crimes. Two defendants are char ged with a conspiracy to commit computer crimes. "Russian GRU officers hacked the website of a state election board and stol e information about 500,000 voters," Rosenstein said. "They also hacked int o computers of a company that supplied software used to verify voter regist ration information."
The defendants worked for two units of the GRU that "engaged in active cybe r operations to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections," Rosenstein s aid. One unit stole information using spearfishing schemes and hacked into computer networks where they "installed malicious software that allowed the m to spy on users and capture keystrokes, take screenshots and exfiltrate o r remove data from those computers."
Intelligence gathered by US officials captured some of the Russians accused in Friday's indictments congratulating each other and celebrating the succ ess of their operation during the campaign, according to a person familiar with the investigation. They were also captured celebrating Trump's victory . The source said the intelligence was gathered both before and after the 2 016 election. Each of the Russians involved held military titles. One leader was Sergey A leksandrovich Morgachev, a lieutenant colonel who used the hacking tool "X- Agent." The other Russians involved also used various pseudonyms to send ph ishing emails to Democratic Party affiliates. The two-part operation started with a "spearphishing" effort in early 2016, the indictment describes. The Russians hit more than 300 people connected to the Clinton campaign and Democratic political groups. One of those targets was Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, whom Aleks ey Viktorovich Lukashev and others spammed with a link that appeared to com e from Google as a security notification but led Podesta to a GRU-created w ebsite. Another phishing effort involved the Russians using an email addres s with one letter deviated from the name of a Clinton campaign member's. The computer crimes the Russians face also accuse them of installing malwar e on Democratic campaign computers. That allowed them to steal passwords, r ecord staffers' keystrokes, take screenshots and observe computer work done on fundraising and voter outreach projects, according to the indictments. They also watched a Democratic campaign committee employee access the organ ization's bank account information.
Though the Democratic organizations realized they were hacked by May 2016 a nd attempted to flush out the hackers, the Russians continued to watch the computers through their hacks until a month before the election, according to the indictment. The then worked to distribute the documents starting in June 2016. The Russ ian intelligence agents had registered the website DCLeaks.com and started a Facebook page and Twitter feed claiming they were "American hacktivists." Once the DNC announced publicly it had been hacked, the Russians used the online moniker Guccifer 2.0, claiming they were a lone Romanian. They did t his "to undermine the allegations of Russian responsibility for the intrusi on," the indictment said. They also took steps to cover their tracks, delet ing files and logs on computers. In June 2016, Guccifer 2.0 began posting stolen documents through a Wordpre ss site they ran. To spread the material further, they shared stolen docume nts with people including a US congressional candidate, a state lobbyist, j ournalists, an entity known as Organization 1, which appears to be Wikileak s, and a person in touch with the Trump campaign.
Any bets that last person in touch with the Trump campaign is Trump's good buddy Roger Stone? He was screwing around with Wikileaks and Gucifer.
Schumer has called for Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin and Schumer is right.