Not Fake News: DOJ Identifies Six-Plus Russian Officials in the DNC Email Hacks

This from the Wall Street Journal:

The Justice Department has identified more than six members of the Russian government involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers and swiping sensitive information that became public during the 2016 presidential election, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Prosecutors and agents have assembled evidence to charge the Russian officials and could bring a case next year, these people said. Discussions about the case are in the early stages, they said.

If filed, the case would provide the clearest picture yet of the actors behind the DNC intrusion. U.S. intelligence agencies have attributed the attack to Russian intelligence services, but haven’t provided detailed information about how they concluded those services were responsible, or any details about the individuals allegedly involved.

The case stayed with federal agents and prosecutors and was not passed over to Mueller. If they bring charges, the Russian Six will likely never see the inside of a US courtroom, but I’ll take what we can get.

Just a few months ago, Trump called the DNC hacks a “big Dem HOAX!” and “big Dem scam”. Even with this new information, I doubt he’ll say this.

I doubt Hannity will either, but maybe he’ll suspend his “investigation” into the murder of Seth Rich.



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