Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 USA election

Yuri Gripas  Reuters

The charges were announced on Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offences related to the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department announced on Friday.

But Trump has frequently wavered on the question of whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, which he feels he has not received enough credit for winning.

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In addition to the DNC hack, the defendants are charged with a separate conspiracy to "to infiltrate computers of organizations responsible for administering elections, including state boards of election, secretaries of state, and companies that supply software and other technology used to administer elections". They also hacked into the computer network of the Democratic National Committee.

"There is no evidence that any American committed a crime", Rosenstein said during a press conference at the Department of Justice on Friday.

The indictment, secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election won by President Donald Trump, was issued three days before Trump, who is now on a visit to Britain, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki.

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The Russia investigation has now led to charges against 32 people, including previous charges against 14 Russian nationals for their work on spreading Russian-based propaganda.

"It's important not to think as Republicans or Democrats, but patriotically as Americans", he said. He said he briefed Trump earlier this week on the indictment.

It also emerged two days before Trump is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin - who has denied election meddling - in Helsinki for a summit that includes a one-on-one meeting with only interpreters present. On Feb. 16, his prosecutors charged 13 Russians and three Russian entities they said were part of a broader effort to sow discord among USA voters through social media - which they used to impersonate Americans, coordinate with unwitting US activists and even plan rallies.

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