What a day! The Creature makes a complete ass of himself in Britain, and then Bob Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking Democrats during the 2016 election campaigns.
Let’s start with the hack. Well, no, let’s start with the House. Politico is reporting that House Republicans are pushing to impeach Rod Rosenstein.
House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources â€” putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in fact, had the impeachment document on the floor of the House at the very moment that Rosenstein spoke to reporters and TV cameras Friday. …
…Â Conservative sources say they could file the impeachment document as soon as Monday, as Meadows and Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) look to build Republican support in the House. One source cautioned, however, that the timing was still fluid.
A congressional candidate requested and received documents allegedly stolen from Democratic Party entities by Russian intelligence operatives during the 2016 election, aÂ federal indictmentÂ filed Friday alleged.
The indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that the unidentified candidate made the electronic request on Aug. 15, 2016, and in return received â€œstolen documents related to the candidateâ€™s opponent.â€
Oh,Â my, I wonder who that is? And there’s more.
The indictment also mentions â€œGuccifer 2.0â€ sending documents to a â€œthen-registered state lobbyist and online source of political newsâ€ and to a reporter in August of 2016.
The lobbyist received 2.5 gigabytes of data stolen from the DCCC, according to the indictment, including â€œdonor records and personal identifying information for more than 2,0000 Democratic donors.â€
The details about this interaction align withÂ the account of Aaron Nevins, a Florida-based Republican political operative who admitted to asking â€œGuccifer 2.0â€ for any stolen documents relevant to his state. Nevins told the Wall Street Journal that he received details about the Democratsâ€™ get-out-the-vote strategy in Florida and other swing state, and posted it on his blog, HelloFLA.com, under a pseudonym.
â€œGuccifer 2.0â€ subsequently flagged the blog post to Trump ally Roger Stone, who said he did not share the stolen data with anyone.
And in a wonderfully juicy concidence, the Russians made their first attempt at hacking Hillary Clinton’s email server on the same day that Trump famously saidÂ â€œRussia, if youâ€™re listening, I hope youâ€™re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.â€ I guess they were listening.
In Britain (not “England,” Donald) The Creature denied trashing Prime Minister May even after the Sun posted the recording of the interview in which he trashed her. Smooth.
See also Charles Pierce,Â This Ongoing National Disgrace Is Perfectly Fine with Republicans in Congress. See alsoÂ Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Rise of Radical Incompetence.