This is not the first time a group of Russians have been indicted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 election, but this is the first time direct employees of the Russian government have been indicted.
The special counsel's office returned a grand jury indictment today accusing 12 Russian intelligence officers of conceiving and implementing the plan to hack the Clinton campaign and multiple Democratic party offices including the DNC and DCCC.
We've long said that Robert Mueller knows far more than we do and that's reflected in this incredibly detailed indictment which you can read for yourself right here.
The indictment names each individual Russian intelligence officer responsible for the hack, including their full responsibilities from testing to deploying the malware they used to monitor dozens of Democratic computers.
What's really interesting are the subjects that are not directly named in the indictment.
For example, it's fairly clear that this passage refers to Wikileaks:
The Conspirators also used the Guccifer 2.0 persona to release additional stolen documents through a website maintained by an organization ("Organization 1") that had previously posted stolen documents from U.S. persons, entities, and the U.S. Government.
Quite shockingly, this passage from the indictment says an unnamed congressional candidate asked for the Russians for stolen documents.
On or about August 15th, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, received a request for stolen documents from a candidate for the U.S. Congress. The Conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate's opponents.
Everyone is going to be asking who this is and I'm sure we'll know soon.
Much more to come.