Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Friday announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers have been named in an indictment that alleges they hacked the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 election.
President Trump was briefed earlier on the charges.
Rosenstein said that while evidence shows the Russians were in conversations with some Americans during the time of the alleged activities, there was no evidence that the Americans knew they were talking with Russians.
All 12 suspects were members of the GRU, the Russian intelligence agency.
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