The DOJ announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. The indictments were announced by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as part of Mueller's counsel probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft - along with releasing the stolen emails on the web.
Rosenstein said two separate Russian units of the GRU intelligence agency stole emails and information from Democrats and then disseminated it via online personas, DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. He also said there’s no allegation in the indictment that any American was involved in the operation. - Bloomberg
Yet what was just as fascinating is how Mueller's crew even tried to vilify cryptocurrencies by tying them in with the accused hackers.
An 11-count federal indictment filed against 12 Russian military intelligence officers alleges that the group used cryptocurrency to remain anonymous in a scheme against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. They are accused of using these digital coins to pay for the website used to release and publicize stolen election-related documents, keeping their true identities hidden. – Digital Trends
The ironic thing in all of this is that we have already seen this form of Kabuki Theater many times before, especially just recently during the FBI IG Report hearings where the media kept it off the front page by attempting to create a non-story regarding illegal immigrant children being separated from their parents.
The fact of the matter is this...President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is as great a watershed moment as was his coup that could potentially soon see peace being made on the Korean peninsula. And what is at stake in the upcoming Summit is the end of the establishment's attempt to overthrow leaders across the Middle East, as well as an end to their fake division that the last three administrations have propagated between the East and West.