Rosenstein said he briefed Trump about the indictment before Friday's announcement and that the timing was determined by "the facts, the evidence, and the law". The president has said he will raise the issue of election meddling with the Russian leader but doesn't expect him to admit to it. For example, the same bitcoin mining operation that funded the registration payment for DCLeaks.com also funded the servers and domains used in the spearphishing campaign, the indictment said.
"Today's charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result". The Kremlin has denied that the Russian state interfered in the election.
"He's been very nice to me the times I've met him", Trump said Thursday after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
Russia's foreign ministry described the allegations as a "heap of conspiracy schemes" meant to "damage the atmosphere" before Monday's talks. She said US intelligence officials are seeing "persistent Russian efforts using social media, sympathetic spokespeople and other fronts to sow discord and divisiveness amongst the American people, though not necessarily focused on specific politicians or political campaigns".
Democratic lawmakers urged Trump to cancel the get-together with Putin.
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US President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin caps decades of efforts by the NY property tycoon to establish top-level relations in Moscow. Mr Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov reaffirmed "the Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections". "The Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, also shared stolen documents with certain individuals".
"I'm getting the hell out of here before the circus arrives", said Mille, a 28-year-old waitress, as she packed her vehicle to escape to a lakeside cabin Friday.
"I can't tell you that, I assume he probably is". "The person responded, "(p) retty standard".
"Together with our law enforcement partners, the Department of Justice is resolute in its commitment to locate, identify and seek to bring to justice anyone who interferes with American elections", he said. No Americans are involved. "You can certainly imagine a subsequent indictment in the future of an American of being part of this conspiracy", Mariotti said. It actually says that July 27 was "the first time" the hackers targeted a third-party domain used by Clinton's personal office.
On Twitter Saturday, Mr. Trump asked, "Where is the DNC Server, and why didn't the Federal Bureau of Investigation take possession of it?"
Twelve Russian intelligence agents are accused of hacking and meddling in a case that focuses on stealing and releasing private information ahead of the 2016 presidential election. They stole thousands more e-mails, and rooted through the computers for sensitive documents.
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