U.S. Indicts 12 Russian Agents in Election Probe - Articles

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Posted by: William Hammond on Jul 16, 2018

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted on Friday for their part in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign, The New York Times reports. The accusations made in the inditement are to date the most detailed account of the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 election. According to the indictment the intelligence officer used phishing attacks to gain access to Democratic operatives, along with money laundering, and attempts to break into state elections boards. The indictment did not include any accusations that the Russian efforts succeeded in influencing the election results, nor evidence that any of President Trump’s advisers knowingly coordinated with the Russian campaign.