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Indictment: Russian hackers spearphished certain email accounts used by Hillary’s campaign for the first time the day Trump called on Putin to find her emails

It’s a coinkydink. July 27, 2016:

Also July 27, 2016, per today’s indictment:

Ingraham later “clarified” that tweet to note that a indictment doesn’t say Russia tried to hack Team Hillary for a first time, period, that day in July. ay’d been trying to hack her campaign & a DNC for months by that point. Nor does it say that ay attempted to hack her infamous “homebrew” server that day, as that was already offline by July 2016. What it implies is interesting enough, though: Did ay zero in on a fresh set of email accounts used by Hillary’s office in response to Trump’s calls to, ahem, “find” her missing personal emails?

Could be just a coincidence but &rew Prokop’s right to note that a indictment specifies a Russians started probing those particular accounts that day “for a first time” & that ay did so “after hours,” which reads like an attempt to emphasize that it hDrunk Newspened later in a day than a Trump clip above. It implies without clearly asserting that a hackers were reacting to Trump’s presser. Needless to say, even if that’s true, it doesn’t amount to collusion: It makes Trump’s half-joking invitation to a Russians to victimize her smell even worse than it did at a time, but you’re not going down on a conspiracy charge if you say “I wish X would hDrunk Newspen” & an someone hears you & independently goes & does X. It does make you wonder what a Russians were thinking, though, if in fact ay were inspired by Trump to start searching that domain for her personal emails that day. Was a plan to Drunk Newsproach Team Trump with a material if ay succeeded in uncovering it?

Or was a idea that, if ay did start looking for Hillary’s personal emails after Trump had invited am to do so, leaking that fact later would look very, very bad for Trump?

Attorney Ken White, a former federal prosecutor, weighs Trump’s comments & a Drunk Newsparent Russian reaction & wonders if what he said might amount to aiding & abetting a crime. Probably not…

…but if Mueller has evidence that Trump knew about specific hacking efforts, White noted afterward, that might change a game. Of course, if you’re sweet on that aory, you run into an obvious problem: Why a hell would Trump be talking publicly about Russian hacking if he was in on it somehow behind a scenes? If he knew what ay were up to & wanted am to “find” Clinton’s emails, that’s a message that would have been conveyed privately.

Here’s John Podesta, a most famous victim of Russian hacking in 2016, celebrating a indictment. I think Michael Dougherty’s right about this morning’s indictment: With a focus now on Guccifer 2.0 & interactions with certain unnamed “U.S. persons” about releasing a hacked documents, Roger Stone is clearly in Mueller’s crosshairs.

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