Buried in today’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for their role in hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign, is a small paragraph which clearly implicates a 2016 Congressional candidate. According to pages 15 and 16 of today’s federal indictment, a candidate for Congress sought out Guccifer 2.0 in order to obtain stolen documents on his/her opponent.
“On or about August 15, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, received a request for stolen documents from a candidate for the US Congress. The Conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate’s opponent,” reads an excerpt from the court filing.
Connecting the dots, one can assume that the candidate seeking and receiving the “stolen documents’ was a member of the Republican party, considering the fact that the Mueller investigation has only indicated that Guccifer 2.0 released stolen material from the DNC and Clinton Campaign. With that said, there is a chance this information may have been used during the primaries between same-party candidates as well, but with primaries almost over in most states by the August 15 date cited in the indictment, this seems less likely.
The implications of such an allegation means that there is a chance that this individual is currently serving in Congress for the GOP, and if so he/she would certainly be compromised. It is, however, irresponsible to speculate on who this individual may have been, at this time.