Friday’s indictment of 12 Russians for hacking DNC during the 2016 election is entirely “consistent” with the President claim that his campaign did not collude with Moscow’s election meddling, according to White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.
Walters told the press today, “Today’s charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result. This is consistent with what we have been saying all along.”
This being the official statement from the White House is believed to further complicate Trump’s planned meeting with Russian President Putin early next week.
Rosenstein stated that the Russians stole and released Democratic documents after hacking computers in the DNC’s network, as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
While many on the left point to the indictments as proof that the election was rigged,“There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. The special counsel’s investigation is ongoing.”
AG Rosenstein’s briefing can be seen here:
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is briefing the media on the 12 Russians who hacked the DNC in favor of Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/pcWy4F9I3W
— POLITICO (@politico) July 13, 2018
Rod Rosenstein did not, however, rule out the potential for American citizens to be indicted as part of the investigation as well.
The White House announcement did not condemn any of the Russian’s for their efforts to interfere in the election, which is also the unanimous conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community.
Trump is aware of the charges but has yet to respond — Though the announcement of the indictments came as the president and first lady were having tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
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