DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Officials For Hacking The DNC In 2016

DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Officials For Hacking The DNC In 2016

No Americans have been charged in the DNC hack, and there is no evidence Russia altered the outcome of the election.

The Department of Justice has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges against these agents on Friday afternoon as part of the ongoing probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into whether President Trump and his associates colluded with Russian officials to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.

Rosenstein was adamant that no Americans had been charged in the DNC hack, and that there is no evidence the aforementioned security breach altered the outcome of the election.

“There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” he said. “There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.”

You can read the full indictment here.

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