Rus­sians ac­cused of leak­ing Demo­cratic party emails

Pawtucket Times - - VALLEY/NATION - By June, the defendants be­gan plan­ning the re­lease of emails and doc­u­ments, the in­dict­ment al­leges. The mes­sages were re­leased through fic­ti­tious per­sonas like DCLeaks and Guc­cifer 2.0. The in­dict­ment does not al­lege that Trump cam­paign as­so­ci­ates were i

WASH­ING­TON (AP) — Twelve Rus­sian mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cers leaked Demo­cratic Party emails, ac­cord­ing to a grand jury in­dict­ment.

The in­dict­ment lays out an ef­fort start­ing in March 2016 to ac­cess po­lit­i­cal email ac­counts. Among those tar­geted was John Podesta, the Clin­ton cam­paign chair­man. con­tact with Rus­sian in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cers.

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

A White House state­ment fo­cused on the fact that no Trump cam­paign of­fi­cials or Amer­i­cans were im­pli­cated in the in­dict­ment. Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Gi­u­liani, said on Twit­ter that it was time to end the Mueller in­ves­ti­ga­tion since “no Amer­i­cans are in­volved.”

Trump com­plained about “stu­pid­ity” when asked about Mueller’s probe ear­lier Fri­day, at a news con­fer­ence in Bri­tain with Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May.

“We do have a —a po­lit­i­cal prob­lem where — you know in the United States we have this stu­pid­ity go­ing on,” he said. “Pure stu­pid­ity. But it makes it very hard to do some­thing with Rus­sia. Any­thing you do, it’s al­ways go­ing to be, ‘Oh, Rus­sia, he loves Rus­sia.’”

“I love the United States,” Trump con­tin­ued. “But I love get­ting along with Rus­sia and China and other coun­tries.”

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