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12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election


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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice today.

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releasing tens of thousands of stolen communications, in a sweeping effort by a foreign government to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a grand jury indictment announced days before President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The indictment stands as the clearest Justice Department allegation yet of Russian efforts to interfere, through illegal hacking, in the U.S. presidential election before...

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