>On or about June 15, 2016, the Conspirators logged into a Moscow-based server used & managed by Unit 74455 &, between 4:19 PM and 4:56 PM Moscow Standard Time, searched for certain words & phrases [e.g. "some hundreds of sheets", "mnpoxo naseernmfi nepenon"]
That is exactly how they are being used in the indctiment.
But usually those stupid things serve some useful purpose or can be explained as a mistake being made in the execution of a crime.
What purpose does searching for phrases that have never been published serve?
But we cannot pretend they don’t exist.
- the hack & forensics trail were left by a hostile foreign (e.g., Ukraine? China?) or domestic (e.g., Brennan's goons?) third party to simulate horrible opsec (similar to Marble in the realm of malware authorship)
Do we really believe they'd vigorously chase leads implicating a Five Eyes nation or NATO ally?
Like any other modern power, they constantly breach the systems of allies & enemies.
We do it too.
It’s not unbelievable that GRU hacked the Dems. What’s hard to believe is that they left the inexplicable fingerprint that served NO purpose