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Mueller Accuses Russians of Pro-Trump, Anti-Clinton Meddling

  • 13 Russian nationals, 3 entities indicted in sweeping case
  • Social media, contacts with campaign and staging rallies
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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein speaks to reporters about the Russian election-meddling indictment.(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the details of a widespread and coordinated campaign by Russians to influence the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, delivering on his initial mandate by the Justice Department.

In an indictment announced Friday in Washington, Mueller describes a years-long, multimillion-dollar conspiracy by hundreds of Russians aimed at criticizing Hillary Clinton and supporting Senator Bernie Sanders and Trump. Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities and accused them of defrauding the U.S. government by interfering with the political process.