(National Sentinel) Moot: Investigative reporter Paul Sperry noted in a tweet on Monday that a former FBI official said the 13 indictments of Russians by special counsel Robert Mueller last week have essentially amounted to nothing since it’s unlikely they will ever be extradited by Moscow so they can be prosecuted in the U.S.
Also, the official noted that the indictments were likely for “show” and meant to justify the special counsel’s continued existence.
“The 13 indictments by Mueller are moot. These subjects are all in Russia and will never be arrested or incarcerated. This is solely to justify his existence and salary. This is a ‘show’ indictment for public relations,” Sperry tweeted, quoting his source, a “veteran FBI C.I.” official.
C.I. stands for “counterintelligence.”
BREAKING: This just in from a veteran FBI C.I. official:
"The 13 indictments by Mueller are moot. These subjects are all in Russia and will never be arrested or incarcerated. This is solely to justify his existence and salary. This is a 'show' indictment for public relations."
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 20, 2018
In announcing the indictments on Friday, Deputy Attorney General said “no Americans” wittingly assisted Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Also, experts have said that Mueller’s indictment of only Russians should put to bed the Democrats’ allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia against Hillary Clinton.
Much of the allegations contained in Mueller’s 13-count indictment came from a Russian media story dating back to 2015 describing a “troll farm” in St. Petersberg.
Also, the Russian ads mentioned in the indictment were released by the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017.
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