In a statement that is sending shockwaves through the political world, a spokesman for General Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe announced on Friday that the counsel’s 37-page indictment of Russians and Russian entities for interference in U.S. elections does not contain any allegation against any American for knowingly participating in the meddling.
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference on Friday . . .
“There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election,” Rosenstein told reporters . . .
Rosenstein made the comment in response to one reporter asking him about references to the Trump campaign in the indictment. “On page four of the indictment, paragraph six, it specifically talks about the Trump campaign, saying that defendants communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign,” said the reporter. “My question is later in the indictment, campaign officials are referenced not by their name, by campaign official one or two or three. Were campaign officials cooperative or were they duped? What was their relationship with this?”
“There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity,” Rosenstein responded. “There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.” (Read more from “BOMBSHELL: Special Counsel Says No American Knowingly Involved in Russian Interference” HERE)