Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking
Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking
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15 July, 2018, 08:43
On Saturday, from Scotland, the USA president blamed his predecessor Barack Obama, tweeting: "The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration".
Russian Federation has denied that its government played any role in the hacking. But the mixed messaging has left America's friends and allies confused, particularly after a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump questioned the value of the alliance that Putin has long denounced and sought to weaken.
Trump said he would "absolutely, firmly ask" Putin about the meddling at their planned meeting in Helsinki on July 16. Some signs of their said "We Shall Over Comb" and "Dump Trump". "I think I'd have a very good relationship with President Putin if we spend time together", he said Friday - one of many times he has spoken warmly of the Russian leader.
However the hacking allegations have sparked a heated war of words between Washington and Moscow.
Even as the Mueller probe moved forward, with an additional 12 indictments related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, Republicans in the House of Representatives moved closer to filing impeachment documents against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 13 that the indictment aimed to damage the atmosphere before the summit.
It said there was no evidence linking any of the dozen officials to hacking or military intelligence.
The indictment lays out a sweeping and coordinated effort to break into key Democratic email accounts, including those belonging to the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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The indictment documents extensive cooperation between the Russian hackers and the unnamed "Organization 1."That group appears to match WikiLeaks, which released large numbers of hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 campaign".
Stone has previously acknowledged exchanging direct messages on Twitter in August and September 2016 with Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be a Romanian hacker.
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The U.S. homeland security secretary says there are no signs Russian Federation is targeting the 2018 midterm elections for cyberattacks with the "scale and scope" it used in 2016. "Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy", Schumer demanded. "He is not a friend of the United States".
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Trump's first response to special counselRobert Mueller's initial charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics came in tweets the president posted while at his golf resort in Scotland, two days before a high-stakes summit in Finland with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
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