WASHINGTON — A grand jury has returned indictments in the investigation of 2016 election interference against 12 Russian nationals, all intelligence officers.
The defendants, members of Russia’s GRU intelligence agency, are accused of trying to hack into the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, with a goal of releasing that information online under multiple names, including DCLeaks.
The indictment accuses all 12 of acting within “their official capacities.”
This weekend, President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Putin has denied interfering with the 2016 election in the past.
This story will be updated.
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