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White House Responds to Mueller's Latest Russia Indictments - Katie Pavlich

White House Responds to Mueller's Latest Russia Indictments - Katie Pavlich

The 12 were members of Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, and are accused of engaging in a sustained effort to hack the computer networks of Democratic organisations and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Remember back on July 27 of 2016, when Trump took the stage to goad Russian Federation into hacking Hillary Clinton, saying, "Russia, if you are listening I hope you are able to find the 30K emails that are missing"?

The Kremlin denied anew that it tried to sway the election.

Rosenstein said 11 of the Russians indicted Friday were charged with "conspiring to hack into computers, steal documents, and release those documents with the intent to interfere in the election".

Trump said he did not know who was orchestrating the election hacking but suggested it was "probably China", adding that if it was hypothetically Russian Federation intelligence, it would show their lack of reverence for the United States.

In addition to releasing to documents to the public, the defendants also transferred the documents to another organization.

It's believed several people contacted Guccifer 2.0 to obtain documents and data, including Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign aide, who has admitted talking to Guccifer 2.0 and acted as a go-between for the hacker and Trump's presidential campaign.

The charges are part of the ongoing special counsel probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "We need to work together to hold the perpetrators accountable, and keep moving forward to preserve our values, protect against future interference, and defend America", Mr. Rosenstein said.

The indictment also does not allege that any vote tallies were altered by hacking.

Rosenstein said these new indictments contain no allegation that any USA citizen committed a crime or that it changed the final vote count or election result.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters released a statement saying the new information "is consistent with what we have been saying all along".

Rosenstein has been the focal point of controversy and tension after he took over the helm of the Russian Federation investigation, naming Robert Mueller to lead it, in the wake of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

After indictment of Russian spies, are Mueller and Rosenstein immune from dismissal? On Feb. 16, his prosecutors charged 13 Russians and three Russian entities they said were part of a broader effort to sow discord among US voters through social media - which they used to impersonate Americans, coordinate with unwitting USA activists and even plan rallies.

A candidate for the U.S. Congress reached out to Guccifer 2.0 on or about August 15, 2016, prosecutors said.

But, we know that the person in charge of protecting us from Russian influence, President Donald Trump, does not care about that.

DNC Chair Tom Perez said the latest indictments show the magnitude of the Russian operation.

It should all make for an interesting meeting of President Trump and Putin next week in Helskinki.

The indictment says that Florida elections officials were targets of the operatives, who worked for the Russian foreign intelligence service, the GRU.

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