Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke with reporters just minutes after the special counsel’s office indicted 13 Russian agents of election meddling; telling the journalists “no Americans” knew of the foreign plot to sway American voters during the 2016 race for the White House.
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charge in conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election,” said Rosenstein.
“This indictment is a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the internet. The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators wanted to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy,” he added.
Rosenstein’s comments echo information contained in Mueller’s indictment, which claimed the Russian nationals concealed their identity when contacting “unwitting” members of the Trump campaign.
Watch the Deputy Attorney General’s comments above.
BREAKING: Robert Mueller INDICTS 13 RUSSIANS for Election Interference
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russian nationals and three “entities” in his ongoing probe of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election; making the charges the latest developments in his months-long investigation into Russian “meddling.”
The publicly available indictment says the foreign actors sought to “defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the US political and electoral process, including the presidential election of 2016.”
The announcement also specifies that three Russian nationals are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with five facing charges of “aggravated identity theft.”
More information as it becomes available.
COLLUSION CRUMBLES: Mueller Says Russian Agents HELD ANTI-TRUMP, PRO-HILLARY Rallies
The mainstream media’s year-long narrative that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials continued to crumble Friday, with special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment claiming foreign agents held anti-Trump, pro-Hillary rallies in 2016.
Mueller’s court filings show 13 Russian nationals attempted to sow chaos throughout the election cycle and beyond; holding competing events for both Trump and Clinton on the same day in the same city.
“On one day, Nov. 12, 2016, the defendants organized a rally in New York to ‘show your support for President-elect Donald Trump’ while at the same time organizing a ‘Trump is NOT my president rally’ that also was held in New York,” writes CNBC.
NBC News also reports that the Russian agents held a “Support Hillary” rally in July 2016 in Washington, DC.
The bombshell revelations throw even more cold water on the liberal conspiracy theory that President Trump and his staff “colluded” with Russian officials to steal the election from Hillary Clinton; just one of many excuses commonly touted by the former Secretary of State following her stunning defeat.