Press Briefing: Justice Department Announces Indictments of More Russians in the Special Counsel Case

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein held a press conference Friday at 12:10 p.m. (et), with the news media assembled to hear a special law enforcement announcement regarding the indictments of 12 members of Russia’s military and intelligence forces.

These indictments were announced in a manner similar to how Rosenstein called a press conference on a Friday back in February 2018 when he told about the indictments against 13 Russian operatives.

This brings the total number of suspects indicted to 25 and counting.

The Department of Justice has long claimed the Russians intended to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, and all 12 defendants in this latest round of indictments are members of the GRU, a Russian intelligence agency.

The GRU is the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, a military intelligence service created in 1924 Soviet Union.

The indictment alleges the defendants began spear-phishing volunteers and employees of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and were able to steal usernames and passwords, eventually hacking into the networks of the Democratic National Campaign Committee and Democratic National Committee (DNC).

However, when FBI agents requested to see the contents of the DNC’s computer system in order to conduct an investigation of the hacking allegations, the Democratic Party leaders denied the FBI access.

“There is no allegation in this indictment that Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers,” Rosenstein said in his announcement.

The charges come just days before President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

According to the allegations in the indictment, Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev, Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev, Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin, and Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev were officials in Unit 26165 and Unit 74455 of the Russian government’s Main Intelligence Directorate.

“So, here we are indicting more Russian operatives who are in top military and intelligence positions, that’s great; but indictments are easy — arrests of foreign officials especially in Russia are practically impossible,” said police counter-terrorism unit commander Stephan Logan.

Logan quickly added, “These Deep State swamp-dwellers want to stop the damage caused by the FBI’s Peter Strzok hearing on Thursday. He was a disaster. Watch for every incident that hurts the Democrats this election season: they will trot out a bunch of indictments against people they know they can’t get like the Russians, or they’ll re-indict someone who is already in their rogue gallery.”


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

8 thoughts on “Press Briefing: Justice Department Announces Indictments of More Russians in the Special Counsel Case

  • July 15, 2018 at 9:20 am


    “Mueller Plagiarizes Right-Wing YouTube Journalist’s Lawsuit Against Podesta in New Russian Indictments; DOJ’s Big Splash Appears Fabricated”

    July 13, 2018

    “U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent untold millions investigating Russia, President Trump and all things Trump but his latest indictments of 12 alleged Russian operatives lifts language and content from the pending lawsuit of a humble YouTube journalist.

    George Webb sued John Podesta in 2017, along with other elected and public officials including Justice Department personnel but today, exact language, accusations and content from Webb’s suit appeared in the Justice Department’s indictment. Beyond strange.

    Mueller swiped Webb’s hacking allegations against Imran Awan and simply flipped them — almost word for word — and made the exact allegations against Russian operatives.

    How did the exact wording and language from Webb’s civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia appear in Mueller’s big criminal Russian indictment?

    Is the Special Counsel cutting corners now and simply stealing content from other lawsuits? Even a suit against DOJ personnel? Where is all the money going to then?

    This is far from a coincidence, based on an analysis of the two court filings. Who on Mueller’s team plagiarized Webb’s legal filing and tried to mask it as “new” and “breaking” revelations? Seems like a rushed job for sure.

    This is a legal sham, complete with Rod Rosenstein’s impromptu press conference on Friday announcing the indictments.

    When was Mueller’s new indictments drafted, during Thursday’s House testimony of FBI Agent Peter Strzok? Why would you need to steal content for Russian indictments if your case was well researched and legitimate?

    Some slick sleuthing from Twitter investigator @myhtopoeic pinpointed the plagiarism, a practice likewise considered taboo in legal circles — not only the literary arena.”

    [MORE in rest of article]

  • July 15, 2018 at 9:22 am

    We’re eagerly awaiting Adam Carter’s analysis of the latest farce by Mueller’s team. (He is the expert on Crowdstrike/DNC hoax Guccifer 2.0)

    Adam’s twitter:

    Here’s Adam Carter’s earlier expert research which proved Guccifer 2.0 deliberately placed “Russian fingerprints” in its docs, and those docs were not the same as the ones Wikileaks released, and so much more evidence:

    Guccifer 2.0: Game Over

    It was an attempt to co-opt the Wikileaks releases, probably sent to WL by DNC IT staffer Seth Rich, murdered on 7-10-18, and to blame the leak (not a hack) on Russia.

    • July 16, 2018 at 3:34 am

      Correction: 7-10-16, two years ago.

  • July 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Wikileaks, DNC emails & Guccifer 2 0, a recap

    Another short video: Is Guccifer 2.0 the DNC?

    At 1:35 – Crowdstrike – “a company that has blamed Russia for other hacks that were later debunked.”

    Crowdstrike’s co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a Fellow alongside anti-Trumper Evelyn Farkas at the Atlantic Council, pro-NATO, virulently anti-Russia, sponsored by Soros and Ukranian Clinton donor Victor Pinchuk. It is these people who are trying to cause trouble in the world and trying to set the US against Russia.

  • July 15, 2018 at 9:46 am


    “@MichaelThau – 13 Jul 2018 1hr ago

    Here are screenshots of a section of the indictment titled “Stolen Documents Released through Guccifer 2.0.” Oddly enough, it doesn’t mention ANY of the 5 documents released on 6/15. U might think he didn’t release anything on 6/15 if you didn’t know any better. Wonder why?”

    MY NOTE: M Thau knows why – he’s highlighting the Mueller deception. Those first 5 documents are THE documents which prove Guccifer 2.0’s deliberate planting of false “Russian fingerprints” within the docs and so much more.

  • July 15, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Crowdstrike’s claims of Russian hacking in Ukraine proven false:


    “U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank.

    In December, CrowdStrike said it found evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, contributing to heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists.

    VOA reported Tuesday that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which publishes an annual reference estimating the strength of world armed forces, disavowed the CrowdStrike report and said it had never been contacted by the company.

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has stated that the combat losses and hacking never happened.”

  • July 16, 2018 at 3:37 am



    “This is far from a coincidence, based on an analysis of the two court filings. Who on Mueller’s team plagiarized Webb’s legal filing and tried to mask it as “new” and “breaking” revelations?”

    MUELLER TEAM new members:

    Ryan Kao Dickey – cyber – original Guccifer prosecution & working on the IRA (Internet Research Agency) case – the one in which 13 Russians & companies were indicted in Feb 2018 by Mueller.

    Heather Alpino / Alpinio – worked on the prosecution of two Iranian nationals for a computer hacking scheme & working on the IRA case

    Jonathan Kravis – ex WH associate counsel to Obama, working on the IRA case

    Uzo Asonye – Hillary donor, working on Manafort cases

    Kathryn Rakoczy – violent street crimes

    Deborah Curtis – Chelsea Manning hacking prosecution & leak by Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Dept contractor, to Fox News prosecution

    – – – – – –

    Looks like Dickey, Alpino/Alpinio, Kravis and possibly Curtis are the most likely candidates. (And these are just new members. Haven’t checked the other Mueller gang members for cyber-related experience.)


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