Russians accused of leaking Democratic party emails
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.”