Twitter suspends Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts after indictments

Twitter suspends Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts after indictments
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Twitter has suspended two accounts allegedly used by Russian intelligence officers to share information obtained in hacks.

The Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts were both suspended on Saturday, one day after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE alleged in an indictment that the accounts were run by Russian military officers.

A Twitter spokesman told The San Diego Union-Tribune that the “account has been suspended for being connected to a network of accounts previously suspended for operating in violation of our rules.” He did not comment further.


The Guccifer 2.0 account was briefly suspended in 2016 after it released contact information for nearly 200 current and former members of Congress. Both accounts have been inactive for at least 18 months.

Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on Friday for the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

He alleged that the agents used the Twitter accounts to share documents stolen from the Democrats and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE's camp.

Guccifer 2.0 had maintained that he was a Romanian hacker with no political ties, and DCLeaks had claimed that it was a watchdog group.

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Democratic impeachment investigators looking at whether Trump misled Mueller Lawmakers spar over upcoming Sondland testimony MORE said Friday that he was likely mentioned in the indictment. The document references an unnamed person who was in touch with Trump campaign officials, who exchanged messages with Guccifer 2.0.

The messages included in the indictment matched ones that Stone released last year.