...“The indictment charges 12 Russian military officers by name with conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a news conference.
Rosenstein said there is no allegation that U.S. citizens were involved in the alleged crimes described in the indictment. He said he briefed Trump earlier this week on the indictment.
Officers of Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, “in their official capacities engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton,” a Justice Department news release said.
...Mueller has secured indictments against several former Trump campaign aides, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn.
So the US Intelligence agencies state that Russia interfered in our election, the Senate Intelligence Committee agrees, Mueller's team is now indicting members of Russian govt. But our incompetent President calls it a witch hunt and worries that it is hurting our relationship with the country that interfered in our election?But Friday’s indictment was the first by Mueller that directly charges Russia’s government with meddling.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia, in an effort ordered by Putin, used propaganda and hacking to meddle in the election in an effort to harm Clinton and eventually help Trump.
A few hours before the indictments were announced, Trump described the Mueller investigation as a “rigged witch hunt” that is hurting the U.S. relationship with Russia. Trump is currently on a visit to Britain.