U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking as summit looms

Aaron Brown
July 16, 2018

"I will absolutely firmly ask the question", Trump said.

"Between on or about May 25, 2016, and June 1, 2016, the Conspirators hacked the DNC Microsoft Exchange Server and stole thousands of emails from the work accounts of DNC employees", the indictment states, providing one piece of circumstantial evidence: "During that time, Yermakov researched PowerShell commands related to accessing and managing the Microsoft Exchange Server".

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the indictment claims, "Many of these payments were processed by companies located in the United States that provided payment processing services to hosting companies, domain registrars, and other vendors both global and domestic".

"The current tensions have no objective reasons", he said.

Cox said Romney had been "very outspoken when it came to Russia, specially the Russian threat", as a presidential candidate, making the state potentially a high-profile target. It said there was no evidence that the 12 people charged were linked to military intelligence or hacking.

After the indictments were announced, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called on Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin until Russian Federation takes steps to prove it won't interfere in future elections.

Next week he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Helsinki, Finland.

"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question, and hopefully we´ll have a good relationship with Russian Federation", he told a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Rudy Giuliani, the private attorney for Donald Trump, tweeted that the indictments are "good news for all Americans" and called on the special counsel investigation to end.

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"No, I'm sorry, I think it is still unproven", Stone told Cuomo.

He said he briefed Trump earlier this week on the indictment.

A senior Trump campaign adviser later told CNBC that Trump "wasn't calling on anyone to intervene, but instead was pushing anyone who has them to hand them over to authorities". "Blame for election interference belongs to the criminals who committed election interference".

Court records show that a grand jury Mueller has been using returned an indictment Friday morning.

"Whether it is the countless cyberattacks, interference with our elections, infringing on its neighboring borders or propping up corrupt regimes, Russian Federation has proven itself to be a hostile nation toward America and our Western allies", Curtis said.

It was unclear whether the indictment might factor into Trump's meeting with Putin on Monday.

Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Russian interference, noted during the press conference that the hackers sought to obscure their identities by utilizing hundreds of different email address to make their transactions. "You can certainly imagine a subsequent indictment in the future of an American of being part of this conspiracy", Mariotti said. "We can not permit foreign actors to interfere with our democratic processes".

However, he said, "there's no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers".

"When I see this indictment, I thought what I thought when I saw the troll farm indictment, which is why do we need a special counsel for this?"

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