This is what desperation looks like

I wonder how many US intelligence agents Russia and China could indict?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses related to the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The 12, who are members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, are accused of stealing usernames and passwords of volunteers in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including its chairman John Podesta. They also allegedly hacked into the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in an operation starting around March 2016.

The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to launder money. They are accused of releasing the stolen emails on the web

This is bizarre. What on Earth could be the point of indicting foreign agents well out of the reach of US jurisdiction with petty crimes?

The announcement came only three days before President Donald Trump is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly called for Trump to cancel the summit, saying, “Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.”

Oh. They’re trying to break up the holy alliance between the God-Emperor and the Neo-Tsar.