The United States Justice Department has announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges Friday.
The legal action is part of the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. His team is investigating efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That includes any links with the campaign of then candidate Donald Trump.
The Russians are accused of breaking into the computer networks of several organizations of the Democratic Party to steal emails. The affected groups include the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
The Russians also are accused of releasing stolen emails on the internet in the months before the election.
The internet allows foreign adversaries to attack Americans in new and unexpected ways, Rosenstein said.
Before Friday, Mueller's group had charged 20 people and three companies in its investigation. They include four former Trump campaign and Trump administration aides.
Meuller also has brought charges against 13 Russians or Russian groups. They are accused of taking part in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to influence public opinions in America before the November 2016 elections.
Rosenstein said he had informed Trump about the charges.
He said there was no evidence that the hacking changed any vote count. The charges said that no Americans were knowingly in communication with any of the Russian intelligence officers.
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...the common and often illegal art of computer hacking.
5. The Russians are accused of breaking into the computer networks of several organizations of the Democratic Party to steal emails.
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副总检察长罗德 罗森斯坦(Rod Rosenstein)于周五宣布了指控内容 。
这次的法律行动是特别检察官罗伯特 米勒(Robert Mueller)调查的部分内容 。米勒团队正在调查的是俄罗斯对2016年美国总统大选产生的影响，其中包括俄罗斯与时任候选人特朗普竞选活动之间的关联 。
这12名俄罗斯人被控打入民主党多个组织的计算机网络中窃取邮件 。受到影响的组织包括民主党全国委员会、民主党国会竞选委员会以及希拉里 克林顿(Hillary Clinton)的总统竞选活动 。
周五前，米勒的团队就已经在调查中起诉了20人和3家公司 。其中包括前特朗普竞选团队以及特朗普政府助理共计4人 。
罗森斯坦表示，尚无证据表明黑客袭击影响了计票情况 。控诉文件中指出，尚未发现任何美国人与这12名美国情报人员有接触 。
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