The Justice Department just announced that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be be holding a press conference at Main Justice at 11:45 ET to make a “law enforcement announcement.”
Rosenstein could be announcing action taken in any manner of case, but the last time we received a notice like this from the Justice Department was on a Friday in February when Rosenstein announced the indictment of 13 Russians and Russian entities allegedly involved 2016 election meddling.
Stay tuned …
UPDATE — Indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials, charged with hacking Democratic National Committee. Also attempted to hack state boards of elections, secretaries of state and US software companies that supply software for elections. Includes Guccifer 2.0. This come just days before a scheduled Monday summit in Helsinki between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
No allegations — in THIS indictment — that any Americans (i.e., Trump campaign) knew about this. There is no allegation that vote count changed as a result.
Trump was briefed on this earlier this week, which is interesting since he still claims — even as early as this morning from London — that the Russian meddling is “fake news”
UPDATE #2 — Uh oh. Some “candidate for the U.S. Congress” is sweating….
Wikileaks is mentioned throughout, not by name, but as an unindicted co-conspirator “Organization 1”.
And Roger Stone is referred to — again not by name — in Paragraph 44. We know this because we have the texts between him and Guccifer 2.0.
+ the full conversation pic.twitter.com/EtSFVz8gBM
— Pwn All The Things (@pwnallthethings) July 13, 2018
Oh, HERE’S something interesting….
Remember when Trump said at a news conference, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you find the 30,000 emails”?
The date of that “request” was July 27, 2016.
The new indictment says that “on or about July 27, 2016…. for the first time”, the [Russian} Conspirators tried to access emails from Clinton’s personal office and 76 email addresses on the Clinton campaign website domain (paragraph 22)
I’m sure it is a coincidence, right?
Here’s a sweaty tweet from Rudy:
The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent.
— Mayor Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 13, 2018
UPDATE #4 — another timeline catch
💥 BAM! June 8 is key
June 3 after Agaralov's intermediary promised dirt on Clinton, Don Jr sent his "I love it" email. Then June 7 Trump promised "major speech" on the Clintons. Then June 9, Trump Tower meeting between Jr., Manafort, and Kushner and the Putin-linked lawyer et al pic.twitter.com/CK5NxqQzwr
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) July 13, 2018