Rosenstein Announces 12 Indictments Of Members Of Russian Intelligence Agency
Just as Donald Trump rolled up to Windsor Palace to have tea with Melania and the Queen, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments in the FBI probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election against 12 Russian nationals. CNN:
[The indictments] accused of them of engaging in a “sustained effort to hack into the computer networks” of the DCCC, the DNC and “the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and release that information on the internet under the names DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 and through another entity.”
All 12 indicted are members of a Russian federation intelligence agency within the main intelligence directorate of the Russian military, who were acting in “their official capacities.”
The indictment was announced at almost exactly the moment that Trump rolled into the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to meet the awaiting Queen Elizabeth II in the symbolic highpoint of his visit to Britain. It also emerged two days before Trump is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin — who has denied election meddling — in Helsinki for a summit that includes a one-on-one meeting with only interpreters present.