Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

US election officials meeting in Philadelphia amid Russian hacking allegations

US election officials meeting in Philadelphia amid Russian hacking allegations

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, said he is "probably" the person mentioned in new indictments released by special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Rosenstein said these new indictments contain no allegation that any United States citizen committed a crime or that it changed the final vote count or election result. "We recognize that to promote healthy conversation we need to be responsive to ways the platform is being misused and we are committed to that here and everywhere".

On the morning of July 27, 2016, Trump gave a speech in which he said 'Russia, if you're listening, ' he'd love to get a look at the thousands of emails Clinton had said she deleted from her tenure as secretary of state.

The announcement of the indictment came at an awkward time for Trump, who met Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Friday for tea during a visit to Britain. The Foreign Ministry called the indictments "a shameful comedy" and said they were aimed at disrupting the Helsinki summit.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, urged Trump to cancel the Putin talks.

In a statement, the White House highlighted Rosenstein´s remarks that no Americans had been charged.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

Bitcoin was the currency of choice among the Russian intelligence officers indicted for hacking offenses related to the 2016 presidential campaign, the US said Friday. Stone has denied being part of any conspiracy or knowing that Guccifer 2.0 was Russian military intelligence. "This exchange is entirely public and provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails, as well as taking place many weeks after the events described in today's indictment".

Stone told CNN earlier on Friday that believes he was not one of the persons alleged to have been in contact with the Russian conspirators. "The person responded, "(p) retty standard".

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Stone denied passing any stolen emails to WikiLeaks. "I think they're completely focused on collusion with Russian Federation". No Americans are involved.

Around the same time, the indictment says, they targeted 76 email addresses at the Clinton campaign's domain. Now, the indictment has confirmed the earlier reports of the solo hacker being Russian intelligence agent.

In the fall, a trove of emails hacked from Podesta were released within an hour of the Access Hollywood tape surfacing where Mr. Trump is heard discussing groping women.

Mueller has discussed scenarios for winding down at least some of his office's work in the coming months, the people said, emphasising that the Special Counsel views his primary responsibility to be investigating - not necessarily prosecuting - any wrongdoing linked to the Russian interference efforts.

"The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans".

The indictment offers troubling new accusations about the extent of Russian hacking efforts and interactions with Americans. The Russians are nailed.

Defendants include four former Trump campaign and White House aides, three of whom have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate, and 13 Russians accused in a powerful social media campaign to sway US public opinion in 2016.

They also allegedly targeted a state election board, identified by USA officials as IL.

Federal officials also say it's possible that malware might have been planted that could tamper with voting or paralyze computer systems in future elections.

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