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12 Russians indicted in Mueller probe

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has indicted 12 officers in the 2016 hacking of the (DNC) and the Clinton presidential campaign.

announced the indictment on Friday at a press conference in

"Free and fair elections are hard-fought and contentious, and there will always be adversaries who work to exacerbate domestic differences and try to confuse, divide and conquer us," quoted Rosenstein, as saying.

"So long as we are united in our commitment to the shared values enshrined in the Constitution, they will not succeed," he added.

All 12 defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian federation intelligence agency, who were acting in "their official capacities."

Several that eleven are charged with conspiring to hack into networks used by the DNC and the (DCCC).The twelfth individual is charged with conspiring to hack into systems used to administer elections.

"The indictments announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the and say is completely innocent," Trump's tweeted.

The 29-page indictment comes barely few days prior to Trump's scheduled meet with Russian President in Helsinki,

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 04:45 IST
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