12 Russians indicted in hack of Democrats

Case is first to target Putin’s government

Posted: July 14, 2018 at 3:59 a.m.
Updated: July 14, 2018 at 3:59 a.m.

Announcing the indictment Friday in Washington, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said, “The goal of the conspirators was to have an impact on the election.”

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats' computers, stole their data, and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election -- the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of interference in the presidential campaign.

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