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Maybe Trump insisted that Russia arrest those responsible for the hack
"Pooty Poot-Poot, please, round up anybody, in any shape or form connected to this thing. I know bad public relations when i see it, believe me, bad pee aaar is not good for anyone. So, let's round 'em up, stick 'em in jail, and get down to building good, rock solid relations between our great nations.. and about the 19.5% gas deal ?... 18.75 % will do ya ?"
originally posted by: seasonal
Senior Russian officers, Sergei Meihailov and Dmitry Dokuchaev, were arrested in December and charged with giving secrets to the CIA, said the Russian news agency.
A senior Russian intelligence officer who was arrested for treason in December has been charged with passing secrets on to the CIA, sources told Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday.
Sergei Mikhailov was the deputy head of the information security department of the FSB, Russia's national security service. He was arrested along with Dmitry Dokuchaev — a cybersecurity expert who worked as a hacker under the alias “Forb" before joining the FSB — and Ruslan Stoyanov, a key cybercrime investigator at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
They were arrested after the CIA found out that Russian hackers broke into DNC servers and HRC and Podesta accounts. Russian Newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Mikhailov is accused of giving the CIA info on the servers used by Russian hackers to attack the US.
They were arrested shortly after the CIA concluded that Russian hackers, at the Kremlin's order, broke into Democratic National Committee servers and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's account during the presidential election.
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported last week that Mikhailov, the senior FSB official, had been accused of giving US intelligence officials information about a server rental company, "King Servers," through which Russian hackers have been known to attack the US. Interfax's reporting on Tuesday was the first to mention a CIA link.