BREAKING: NBC News has learned that Mueller is assembling a case for criminal charges against the Russians who carried out the hacking and leaking of private information as part of Putin's campaign to meddle in the election and help Trump's candidacy. #MTPDaily pic.twitter.com/PqYnjv1tXv
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Looks like we’re getting close to Special Counsel Robert Mueller filing indictments specifically aimed at Russians who hacked and then leaked emails from the DNC and other Democratic sources during the 2016 presidential election.
According to NBC News, much as he did with the charges filed last month against a number of Russian individuals and entities regarding election meddling that involved social media trolling and false identities, Mueller is looking to bring charges based on “secret intelligence gathered by the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”
While one source told NBC that the charges aren’t imminent, others said we could see them filed within the next few weeks. NBC’s sources also stated that Mueller has had sufficient evidence for a while to bring charges but has just been waiting for the right timing.
These new charges would deal with the hacking of emails from both the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. Towards the end of the 2016 election, WikiLeaks dumped the Podesta emails on daily basis. During that time, President Donald Trump cited WikiLeaks more than a hundred times. Also, at one point during the election, he called on Russia to find and release the 33,000 emails he felt were missing from Clinton’s private server.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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