The indictment also states the Russians attempted or succeeded in hacking state government election systems.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller previously indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies on similar charges.
Rosenstein, in announcing the charges, concludes that he advised President Trump of this development earlier in the week. And yet, just hours ago, Trump told reporters while in Europe that he would "ask" Vladimir Putin about Russian "meddling," but did not expect a confession. He then pivoted to saying it's important to have a great relationship with Russia and Putin.
UPDATE I: 12:31 PM ET –
Rosenstein confirms he briefed Trump on the forthcoming indictment earlier this week. ***That means that Trump still dismissed the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" even after he knew of the latest charges.*** pic.twitter.com/B3Dg8IEuaw— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 13, 2018
Breaking: Mueller alleges Russians *stole* key information on *half a million* US voters by hacking a state board of election site. Significant: pic.twitter.com/xnnkVBaRuy— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) July 13, 2018
UPDATE II: 12:37 PM ET –
Collusion. pic.twitter.com/D4xfEf3JR3— Jon B. "Globalist" Wolfsthal (@JBWolfsthal) July 13, 2018
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