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Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

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WASHINGTON - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The indictment represents special counsel Robert Mueller's first charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics, an effort U.S. intelligence agencies say was aimed at helping...
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Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

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If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.
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2020 presidential hopeful says Mueller investigation should continue

2020 presidential hopeful says Mueller investigation should continue

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Maryland congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney said Friday's federal indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers show why Robert Mueller's investigation must continue.
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6 questions about the indictment of 12 Russians for hacking

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One thing is very clear from Friday's indictment of 12 Russian spies: The Justice Department believes the Russian government hacked Democrats' emails during the election to try to hurt Hillary Clinton's chances of winning. But the indictment left some tantalizing questions unanswered about who...
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Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

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The 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the DNC allegedly used $95,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their operation.
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Gap Between Trump and Justice Dept. Officials Grows More Stark

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Days before the president's meeting with Vladimir V. Putin, a new indictment gave the most detailed account yet of Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election.
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Illinois elections board 'very likely' named in Mueller indictment of Russian hackers, officials say

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The state's voter registration database was “very likely” targeted by Russian hackers charged by special counsel Robert Mueller with interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign, the Illinois State Board of Elections announced Friday. A spokesman said the agency had not received confirmation from...
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Professor of International Politics Daniel W. Drezner On If Trump Will Bring Up Election Interference at Putin Meeting: “I'm Not Optimistic”

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The Justice Department announced charges Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held a news conference earlier in the day to discuss the charges, which stem from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election
"Today's charges include no allegations of knowing involvement...
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12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

4 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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