LIVE STREAM: Rod Rosenstein Press Conference Video

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general in charge of the Trump/Russia investigation, called a surprise press conference for 11:45 a.m. ET on July 13, 2018 and announced the indictments of 12 Russian hackers.

You can watch live stream video of the press conference here. It was a few minutes late in getting started:

Rosenstein said the Russians tried to infiltrate computers of state boards, secretaries of states and others who administer elections. They work for two units of the main intelligence directorate of the Russian GRU. They engaged in “active cyber operations to influence the 2016 presidential election.” There are 11 criminal allegations and one forfeiture allegation, according to Rosenstein. “The goal of the conspirators was to impact the election,” Rosenstein said. He said there’s no allegation in the indictment as to whether they actually did affect it, labeling that speculative.

“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” Rosenstein said. “There is no allegation that the conspiracy altered the vote count or changed any election result.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The Russians Tried to Interfere in the Presidential Election, Rosenstein Says

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Rod J. Rosenstein arrives for a hearing at US District Court, October 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Getty)

The Russians operated out of two units. One unit stole information and the other disseminated the stolen information, said Rosenstein. They used a scheme known as “spearfishing,” by tricking users into disclosing their passwords. They also hacked into networks and installed malicious software, he said. They accessed information of a U.S. presidential candidate, a Congressional campaign committee, and a national political committee, said Rosenstein. The Russians are accused of planting malicious computer code and stole emails and other documents. They created fictitious personas including Guccifer 2.0 and DC Leaks. Both were created and controlled by the Russian GRU, Rosenstein said.

They corresponded with Americans but there’s no information the Americans knew who they were talking to, said Rosenstein.

The Justice Department had said Rosenstein would make a “law enforcement announcement” but wasn’t more specific. It’s expected that the announcement will relate to the Special Counsel’s probe.

According to Talking Points Memo, Mueller “has indicted 12 Russian nationals accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign” and those indicted are “members of the Russian intel agency, the GRU.”

This is all the U.S. Justice Department said in the announcement of the surprise press conference: “Today at 11:45AM ET: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference for a law enforcement announcement. Watch live,” Justice wrote in a tweet. Justice also tweeted a link to this live video website.

CNN reported that the press conference is related to the Special Counsel investigation. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, “Prosecutors from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office and the Justice Department’s National Security Division visited the courtroom of a federal magistrate judge in DC this a.m. to return a grand jury indictment.”

Rosenstein Announced Indictments in the Last Surprise News Conference He Held

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Rod Rosenstein. (Getty)

Speculation swirled on Twitter after news of the announcement came because Rosenstein didn’t provide many clues about what he was going to say. According to USA Today, some were wondering whether Rosenstein might announce indictments because that’s what he did last time he called an unexpected press conference.

“A similar situation occurred in February 2018, when Rosenstein called an unexpected press conference to announce the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and a Kremlin-linked internet firm on charges that they meddled in the 2016 presidential election,” USA Today reported.

Rosenstein has been the focal point of controversy and tension after he took over the helm of the Russia investigation, naming Robert Mueller to lead it, in the wake of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The press conference comes as Donald Trump is overseas in England.

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God must give wisom to a white in America ,, because blacks and some Chinese enjoy a great liberty in USA ,,but a black in South Africa hates a white ,in India CHRISTIANS and Muslims are seen as a foreigners,,,,,,,,,,,,

A black in South Africa abuses a white woman,,
But they enjoy great status of freedom and liberty in USA.
This is not good.
God bless a white in USA.
Blacks must not forget about ,,white missionaries who gave them Christ ,,
God bless a white.
But ,
I want whites and blacks live in good Harmony and unity and understanding.
AFRICAN Americans must not sing and dance in USA ,,
Because ,,
You don’t like a white walk in South Africa.
God bless a white.
,, I want all blacks whites and Mexicans live in friendly way ,,
But USA is a Whites land,,,
African-Americans must be taught this ,,,
PRAY FOR safety of CHRISTIANS and Muslims in India.
Dear Americans ,,
Do not give too much of liberty to a Black.
God bless you.
Many CHRISTIANS and Muslims in India now stopped eating beef after this incident,,we respect their faith ,, God bless a Hindu,,
Muslim man beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef in India
Mohammad Akhlaq was attacked by around 100 people and despite being taken to hospital, police said “his life could not be saved”
Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq ,,
A 50-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef, a taboo in India, a Hindu-majority nation.
Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged from his house on the outskirts of the capital and attacked by around 100 people on Monday night, a police officer told AFP.
“When our team reached the spot a crowd was there outside his house. They (police) managed to rescue him and take him to the hospital, but his life could not be saved,” said senior police superintendent Kiran
Indian police said on Wednesday they had arrested six people and “deployed additional personnel to contain any further repercussions”.
Mr Akhlaq’s 22-year-old son was also seriously injured in the attack and was in intensive care at a nearby hospital.
Killing cows is banned in many states of India, a majority-Hindu country that also has sizeable Muslim, Christian and Buddhist minorities.
In March, the state of Maharashtra toughened its ban to make even possessing beef illegal, a move seen by religious minorities as a sign of the growing power of hardline Hindus since nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi came to power.
The rumours that the family had eaten beef began when a calf was reported missing in Dadri village, 22 miles from New Delhi.
“An announcement about the family consuming beef was made at a temple, after which the mob descended on the man’s house,” said Kiran.
The Indian Express quoted Mr Akhlaq’s daughter Sajida as saying the family had mutton in the fridge and not beef.
“They accused us of keeping cow meat, broke down our doors and started beating my father and brother. My father was dragged outside and beaten with bricks,” she told the daily.
But rich Hindus there are selling exporting beef to world countries,,,
USA must ban beef from India,,
Because God does not like this beef politics ,,,
God bless America.
God bless a White.
A whit gave jobs..
A white gave JESUS,,
A gave governments,,
So God bless a white ,,
Berean Literal Bible
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3;16
Dear Americans,
Something bad is going on in USA as balack white or Mexican,,
It is not good ,
USA is a Whites land,,
Whites are not respected in South Africa,,
So African Americans must live with fear in USA ,,
A black can not dance like a white ,,
Live with fear ,,,
Otherwise God will punish you ..
Whites are giving blacks too much of freedom in USA ,,
This not good for Whites,,,,
Whites ,,,you have to give account to God for giving too much of liberty or freedom to black man or a black boy ,,
Just imagine how they treat a white in African lands ,,
God should give insight to a white .,,,a white to control a black African American.
God bless Trump.
God bless Melina Trump.
God bless a Mexican,,in USA soil.

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