Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers over 2016 election interference

Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers over 2016 election interference

Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers over 2016 election interference

Clinton and her campaign argue that the emails were personal in nature and not work-related, lamenting that they did not delete the emails after receiving a congressional subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Rosenstein said the Russians tried to infiltrate computers of state boards, secretaries of states and others who administer elections.

Computer records related to at least 500,000 voters were stolen, but no evidence has emerged that the election itself was compromised or that the result was affected.

Mr Rosenstein said he had briefed Mr Trump about the indictment before today's announcement and that there was no allegation that United States citizens were involved in the alleged crimes.

The indictment - announced days before US President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin - stands as the clearest Justice Department allegation yet of Russian efforts to interfere, through illegal hacking, in the election before Americans went to the polls.

"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question, and hopefully we'll have a good relationship with Russian Federation", he told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

■ They released the materials by creating fictitious online personas, including "DCLeaks" and "Guccifer 2.0".

'The Internet allows foreign adversaries to attack America in new and unexpected ways, ' Rosenstein said.

Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the attack and rejected accusations that it interfered in the U.S. presidential election in a bid to bring about the defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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It was a well-planned, high-tech, and ultimately successful cyber-operation, carried out by the military intelligence agency of a major country. His team is investigating efforts by Russian Federation to influence the 2016 USA presidential election.

Schumer says Trump should cancel his meeting with Putin until Russian Federation takes steps to prove it won't interfere in future elections.

"In my remarks, I have not identified the victims", Rosenstein said.

Prior to Friday's announcement, Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign has led to indictments or guilty pleas for at least 20 individuals and three companies.

Grand jury turned in an indictment charging the 12 Russian military officers with conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Trump has called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt". The White House didn't respond to a request for further comment on whether Trump would address the indictments when he meets with Putin.

It was the first round of new global indictments since February, when 13 Russians and three Russian companies were charged with campaign interference and coordinating with low-level Trump campaign activists.

"We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russian Federation because, anything you do, it's like: "Russia, oh he loves Russia", he said. "Anything you do, it's always going to be, 'Oh, Russia, he loves Russia'".

The GOP lawmaker, who is retiring after this Congress, said that he's "pleased Russian Federation is being held accountable for their actions against our country".

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