Russia investigation

The same day Trump asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails, Russians tried to hack Clinton-affiliated emails

7 monthes ago   |   By

Reuters
An indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller's office alleges Russian operatives hacked email accounts and servers affiliated with Hillary Clinton the same day Trump called on them to find her "missing" emails.
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said on July 27, 2016, the same day hackers allegedly compromised a server used by Clinton's personal office.
The special counsel brought criminal charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for the hacking and interference in the 2016 election.
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Mueller found that the Russian hacker scheme was dependent on bitcoin, and it may have gotten them caught

Mueller found that the Russian hacker scheme was dependent on bitcoin, and it may have gotten them caught

7 monthes ago   |   By

Aaron Bernstein/Reuters
The 12 Russian hackers indicted Friday by the special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly utilized bitcoin to facilitate their scheme.
Mueller's indictment suggests those bitcoin transactions could have helped catch the hackers.
The 12 Russian hackers indicted Friday by the special counsel Robert Mueller utilized bitcoin to facilitate their scheme, according to the indictment.
The indictment suggests those bitcoin transactions contributed to the hackers getting caught. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un 'is a...
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Trump was briefed about Mueller's indictments earlier this week - then on Friday, he called the investigation 'rigged'

Trump was briefed about Mueller's indictments earlier this week - then on Friday, he called the investigation 'rigged'

7 monthes ago   |   By

Leah Millis/Reuters
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday said he briefed President Donald Trump earlier this week about the indictment of 12 Russians as part of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.
Meanwhile, on Friday morning, the president continued to refer to the investigation as a "witch hunt" and said it was "rigged."
The indictments announced Friday accused 12 members of the Russian intelligence agency, the GRU, of hacking Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.
Trump is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on...
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New Mueller indictments reveal that congressional candidate requested stolen documents from Russian hackers in 2016

New Mueller indictments reveal that congressional candidate requested stolen documents from Russian hackers in 2016

7 monthes ago   |   By

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A candidate for Congress asked Russian hackers to provide documents on their campaign's opponent during the 2016 election.
The allegation was revealed in a series of indictments against 12 Russian operatives by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.
WASHINGTON - When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced on Friday the indictment of 12 Russian government operatives, the charges revealed that a candidate for the United States Congress requested information and documents on their campaign's opponent during the 2016 election.
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Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges

Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges

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The special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday related to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.
This is the first time Mueller's office has directly pointed a finger at the Russian government for meddling in the race.
Mueller's office charged the defendants with 11 counts related to conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.
The special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers suspected of playing a role in the hack of the Democratic...
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