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 hackingHillary 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.
One of the organisers behind "Baby Trump ", Kevin Smith, said it was devised by a group of friends who got together in a pub. On Boris Johnson , Trump said again he thought the former foreign secretary would make a great prime minister.
Trump painted London as a hub for terrorism and took a shot at the mayor. "I would have done it much differently, ' Trump said". Emma Kennedy was among the thousands of protestors who marched today in opposition of President Donald Trump's visit to the UK.
The Court's newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, reported assets worth between $3.6 million to $10.5 million in his most recent filings. King said the other reason is that the person will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , considered the swing vote on the court.
The blast appeared to be centered on the Barr House, a pub in an area filled with other bars, restaurants and businesses. She said the utility's first responders were in the area working to shut off the flow of gas and make the area safe.
With the Tour de France underway , Froome believes he is in good condition to face the challenge that awaits. Defending champion Chris Froome made up for some lost time as his Team Sky finished second.
Schnatter subsequently issued a statement of apology acknowledging the use of "inappropriate and hurtful" language. The company can not afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Domino's.
The Brooklyn Nets traded the oft-traveled point guard to the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks , a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday.
The children were kept in special full-face diving masks even over the dry sections because of dwindling oxygen underground. Chu, who directed upcoming film "Crazy Rich Asians", said he would be sensitive to the diversity in the story.
Nobody in Russian Federation expects the summit to resolve the differences that have led to painful USA sanctions. He answered by blaming former President Barack Obama for not doing enough at the time to respond to the crisis.
President for the improvement of relations between the two countries and the faithful implementation of the joint statement ". He also says that bilateral trust should be "further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions".
Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is rumoured to be on the verge of being appointed as the new boss at Stamford Bridge . Chelsea have fired manager Antonio Conte after a two-year tenure in which he won the English Premier League and FA Cup .
Louie Gohmert , R-Texas, got personal, calling out his relationship with Page, which was noted in the inspector general report . The reaction on social media was bipartisan in its criticism of Gohmert, who has been an avid supporter of Trump as president.
Meghan Markle seemingly broke royal protocol when she and Prince Harry were on their first overseas trip as a married couple. Their jam-packed itinerary included meetings with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D.
The couple walked past the ecstatic royal fans standing five deep against crash barriers, greeting as many of them as they could. After leaving " Suits " and her acting career to marry Prince Harry , Meghan Markle reportedly said she misses being on 'Suits'.
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But her blistering form and a series of shock results have paved the way for another Williams coronation at Wimbledon . The issue: a pectoral injury that, at the time , left some doubts that she could play at Wimbledon .
He added that Page had the option of showing up and invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege to avoid incriminating herself. Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress , said in a statement that her client didn't have enough time to prepare for her interview.
The company said the "multiple errors present in this trial were worse than those in the prior trials which have been reversed". A Missouri jury initially awarded $550 million in compensation accompanied by $4.1 billion in punitive damages.
A display by the Red Arrows brought the airshow to a close, streaming red, white and blue smoke down the length of The Mall. They included Spitfires, Lancasters, Chinook helicopters, and the new F-35 fighter (its first public viewing).
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India's breakout run in the tournament, where they finished runners-up, however, earned him a two-year extension. During his heydays, Arothe played as an attacking all-rounder in first-class for Baroda cricket team .
Tim Kaine , a Virginia Democrat, on Friday joking that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would send the U.S. a copy of their album. Trump had reportedly asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to guarantee there would be no protests during his visit.
Mr Trump is hardly likely to catch a glimpse of the six metre giant orange inflatable blimp that depicts him as a screaming baby. Trump then heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with Queen Elizabeth II.
Although the boys spent nine days without food and more than two weeks in the dark, damp cave, they seem to be in good health. Players from France and England welcomed news of the rescue and sent their best wishes to the "Wild Boars" on Twitter .