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Mueller indicts Russian intel officers for hacking into Clinton campaign, DNC

WASHINGTON D.C. - Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been indicted in connection with hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign and the release of stolen emails through Guccifer 2.0 and DC Leaks to "interfere in the 2016 election," officials announced Friday.

The charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein come at a diplomatically sensitive time — just days before President Donald Trump has his first formal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Rosenstein said he had briefed Trump on the allegations and that the president was “fully aware” of the charges in the indictment.

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