12 Rus­sians in­dicted for med­dling in vote

Meet­ing Trump

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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 the Trump cam­paign and harm­ing Demo­cratic op­po­nent, Hil­lary Clin­ton.


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