Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been a very busy man lately. He’s arrested Roger Stone and initiated further grand jury action, which suggests he’s about to close in on Trump Jr. Mueller is also revealing in a new filing that he’s caught the Russians in the act of trying to sabotage his investigation.
Mueller already brought criminal charges against a Kremlin company called Concord Management. In preparation for that trial, Mueller turned over evidence to the defense attorneys and they took that evidence, doctored it, and released it. They tried to make it look like there was compromising information on Mueller that had been hacked.
Robert Mueller’s office said that self-proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence in effort to tarnish its investigation of a firm charged with funding a Russian propaganda campaign to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
Prosecutors layout out in a court filing that Twitter handle called @HackingRedstone came online last Oct. 22 to brag it had hacked some of the evidence in the case.
“We’ve got access to the Special Counsel Mueller’s probe database as we hacked Russian server with info from the Russian troll case,” the Twitter post said, according to the court document.
The data that was published online was “altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. political system,” prosecutors said.
Then, earlier this week, Trump went rogue and attacked the reputation of the United States intel community and accused them of being “naive” and needing to “go back to school.” This seemed like a response to the Congress testimony from the leaders of the FBI, CIA, and other intel agencies, but it’s clear now that he was doing it at the same time Mueller was catching the Kremlin in yet another attack.
Let’s not forget that Trump had a secret meeting with Putin in Argentina that Trump kept confidential from everyone. There’s no telling how often they are talking and how much intel they are sharing. Trump may have known about the hacking going on before the report was made public. At this point, nothing seems too far fetched and odds are high that Trump is, once again, trying to protect the Kremlin by denying the U.S. intelligence.