White House Rejects Calls To Cancel Putin Summit After Russian Indictments

Ahead of Trump's meeting with Putin, Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails - Philly

Russians charged in DNC hacking case

The senators also demanded that Trump press for the extradition of the 12 Russian military intelligence officials indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday.

The indictments come just days before President Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin during a summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 16.

Rosenstein, who said he had briefed President Donald Trump on the indictment, said there was no allegation that the hacking altered any vote count or that any Americans were knowingly in communication with any of the Russian officers.

The 29-page indictment accuses members of the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU of carrying out "large-scale cyber operations" to steal Clinton campaign and Democratic Party documents and emails.

US intelligence agencies have said Moscow was aiming to help the Trump campaign and harm Clinton's bid.

Twelve Russian intelligence agents are accused of hacking and meddling in a case that focuses on stealing and releasing private information ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

She also noted there was no allegation the alleged Russian hacking impacted the outcome of the election. -Russian presidential summit in the wake of indictments that for the first time charge the Russian government with directly interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

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Around June 2016, they began releasing tens of thousands of the stolen emails and documents using "fictitious online personas, including "DCLeaks" and 'Guccifer 2.0, '" the indictment said. "I will absolutely bring that up", Trump told reporters. "The two presidents will exchange views on the current state of relations and their further development", the Kremlin aide stressed.

Mueller, appointed by the Justice Department in May 2017 to take over an investigation earlier handled by the FBI, is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. "Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent", Giuliani said in his tweet.

It was the most detailed USA accusation yet that Russian Federation meddled in the election with the eventual aim of trying to boost Republican Trump's campaign.

After touching upon North Korea's Kim Jong-un and "plenty" of other "ruthless people" Trump has to deal with in his capacity, Piers Morgan bluntly asked if the USA president considers the Russian leader to be "one of those".

On that scale, these indictments include no additional Americans, and Rosenstein was careful to say that it was the DOJ's position that any American who communicated with these indicted Russians did so unwittingly.

Starting on or about March 19, 2016, LUKACHEV and his co-conspirators sent spearphishing emails to the personal accounts of other individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign, including the campaign manager and senior foreign-policy adviser...

The indictment doesn't identify the person, though longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone acknowledged Friday, through his lawyer, a "24-word exchange with someone on Twitter claiming to be Guccifer 2.0".

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