Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 US election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus moved a step closer to that on Friday, around the same time Rosenstein was announcing new indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers who interfered in the 2016 USA presidential election, Politico reported on Friday.
In February, Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies in an elaborate conspiracy to interfere in the election. They are accused of taking part in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to influence public opinions in America before the November 2016 elections. "Pure stupidity", he said, referring to Mueller's probe.
Trump, who is now visiting Britain, is scheduled to meet with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.
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Britons, he said, "like me a lot", the BBC reported . "I'm not sure that's what they voted for". Demonstrators will gather near Chequers where Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold a lunch.
Mueller's team alleges that Guccifer 2.0, a "hacker" created as a front for the Russians, hacked into the Democratic National Committee in September 2016.
"President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression", Republican Senator John McCain said in a statement.
"The Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections", Mr Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said.
Rosenstein said he has already briefed the president on the content of the indictment. That indictment said the Russians adopted false online personas to push divisive messages, traveled to the United States to collect intelligence and staged political rallies while posing as Americans.
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Williams had daughter Olympian on September 1, followed by a pulmonary embolism and being bedridden for six weeks. The final tally told the story: Ostapenko had far more winners, 30-10, but also far more unforced errors, 36-7.
A few hours before the indictments were announced, Trump described the Mueller investigation as a "rigged witch hunt" that is hurting the United States relationship with Russian Federation. According to pages 15 and 16 of today's federal indictment, a candidate for Congress sought out Guccifer 2.0 in order to obtain stolen documents on his/her opponent.
The dates and content of the messages described in the indictment between the US person in regular contact with senior members of Trump's presidential campaign and Guccifer 2.0 match verbatim two screenshots Stone published on his website in March of 2017 of the direct message exchange he had with Guccifer 2.0 on Twitter in 2016.
That evening, the indictment says, the Russians attempted to break into email accounts used by Clinton's personal office, along with 76 Clinton campaign email addresses. "If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the #HelsinkiSummit should not move forward", McCain said in a series of tweets Friday. Trump said Friday before the indictment was released that he planned to ask Putin about Russia's election interference.
Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said earlier Friday that "the Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in the USA elections".
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He said the operation began at 10 a.m., and it will take at least 11 hours for the first person to be taken out of the cave. The other, and perhaps more worrying, was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to unsafe levels.