Today's indictment of twelve Russian military intelligence officers details the wide and successful hacking of Democratic National Committee servers by the Russian cyber-warriors. the carefully drawn pleading talks about conspirator known and unknown. It describes some people - unindicted - who perhaps unwittingly communicated or worked with the Russian hackers. We know that Trump himself lauded Wikileaks and urged them on some 160 times. But he was not alone in making use of the hacked information. His aides and camp followers did the same: the Trump boys, Eric and Don, Jr.; Kellyanne Conway, Laura Ingraham, and the slobbering Sean Hannity.
These prominent conservatives shared material stolen by Russian intelligence – ThinkProgress
by Frank Dale (Think Progress - Center for American Progress)
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 election mentioned two notorious Twitter accounts that were amplified by several prominent conservatives: Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks.
Trump adviser Roger Stone has acknowledged communicating with Guccifer 2.0 during the 2016 campaign, but that account denied any connection to Russia. U.S. intelligence, however, assessed “with high confidence” that Russian intelligence was behind both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, which provided the stolen information about Clinton’s campaign and the DNC to Wikileaks.
Here are notable conservatives, several of whom now occupy top positions in the White House, who promoted Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. None of the following tweets have been deleted.
In addition to mentioning Wikileaks 164 times in the final month of the campaign alone, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promoted the emails that were stolen by Russian intelligence agents in numerous tweets: