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12 Russian intel accused officers for the hack of the DNC
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announces charges against 12 Russians for hacking the DNC in the election of 2016.
The justice Department announced officers charges Friday against 12 Russian secret service, the alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee, the democratic congressional Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential elections.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, held a press conference earlier in the day to discuss the charges, which stem from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential elections.
“Today’s charges do not include allegations of knowledge inclusion of persons on the campaign, and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the outcome of the election,” the White house said. “This is consistent with what we said.”
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Costs in connection with the investigation, the clearest statement has been reported from the Russian efforts to meddle in American politics, The Associated Press. U.S. intelligence services have said that the interference was in support of Trump’s presidential campaign and injury to the election bid, his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The indictment against the 12 Russian intel officers comes just a few days before the trump is scheduled to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump was meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom in the time of the announcement.
Many democratic politicians called to cancel trump his meeting with Putin on Monday.
Here’s what you need to know about the charges.
Who are officers of the 12 Russian secret service?
All of the 12 persons indicted, members of the GRU, the Russian intelligence service. They are: Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, Dmitry Sergeyevich Badin, Ivan Sergeevich Yermakov, Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev, Sergey Alexandrovich Morgachev, Nikolay Jurevich Kozachek, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov, Artem Andreevich work, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin and Anatoly Sergeyevich Kovalev, according to the justice Department indictment.
Rod Rosenstein discussed the charges during a press conference on Friday, July 13, 2018.
What you have is supposed to do?
The 11-count indictment break down in detail the co-ordinated efforts in the most important Democratic E-Mail accounts, including members of the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Rosenstein said the suspects “worked to hack into computers, steal documents and let these documents with the intention of interfering with the election.”
The indictment stated the 12 Russian officials “knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to unauthorized access [‘hack’] in the Computer of U.S. persons and facilities involved, the 2016 US presidential election, steal documents, to disturb the of these computers, and stage releases of stolen documents, the 2016 US presidential election.”
From March 2016, the group started to chop the members of the Clinton campaign, including the E-Mail account of your campaign chairman, John Podesta, according to the indictment. In the next month, the hackers infiltrated the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ‘ s network. By about June 2016, the conspirators “published tens of thousands of the stolen E-Mails and documents.”
The prosecution introduced the conspirators, “so, with a fictitious” personalities online, “including” DCLeaks ” and ” Guccifer 2.0.'” The document also points to the conspirators,“ continued her US-election-interference operations in or around November of 2016.” The conspirators hid their connections to the Kremlin by fake identities.
What costs will they face?
The prosecution put on displays 11 a criminal, including conspiracy, identity theft and money laundering.
Two defendants were charged with “separate conspiracy to access a Computer without authorization and damage to these computers, in the context of efforts to infiltrate the Computer for the conduct of elections,” Rosenstein said.
Eleven defendants were charged with “conspiracy to access a Computer without authorization and damage to these computers, the steal in connection with the efforts to document and share, in order to disrupt the election,” the deputy attorney general said.
Before Friday, 20 individuals and three companies had been instructed, in the Miller investigation. They include four former trump campaign and the White house aides, three of them pleaded guilty, to cooperate in crime and agreed, and 13 Russians participate in a powerful social media campaign accused to sway American public opinion in the election of 2016.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.