The court papers also say that an unidentified organization - which matches the description of Wikileaks - coordinated the release of DNC emails with Guccifer 2.0 in July 2016 with an eye toward disrupting the party's convention. The group, listed only as Organization 1, responded that they thought Trump had a slim, "no more than 25% chance" of winning against Clinton so they found that conflict between Democratic primary challenger Bernie Sanders and Clinton was more "interesting". From Twitter and Facebook to WordPress, the hackers used the online services most ingrained in American society for posts that spread their illicit information. They also hacked into the computer network of the Democratic National Committee.
The indictment reads that GRU officials began their cyberattacks in March 2016 and employed several Americans during this conspiracy.
■ All those indicted were members of the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency.
■ They used false identities as part of their operations, such as "Kate S. Milton", "James McMorgans", and "Karen W. Millen".
The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the USA election came from the very top. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a public warning about the state election board hacks in August 2016, the hackers deleted search histories and other records related to election-related entities.
In February this year, Mueller's team unveiled criminal charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies for interfering in the presidential campaign, using social media and coordinating with low-level Trump campaign activists.
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"If it is Russian Federation, which it probably is not, nobody knows who it is, but if it is Russian Federation, it's really bad for a different reason because it shows how little respect they have for our country when they would hack into a major party and get everything", Trump said.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that Russian intelligence agents stole information on 500,000 US voters after hacking a state USA election board.
The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the U.S. election came from the very top. "It's long past time for him and his allies in the Republican Party to stop ignoring this urgent threat to our national security".
But the Justice Dept., said there is "no allegation" any American was a knowing participant in the Russian's alleged unlawful activities. The recipient is then often asked to enter personal information. The charge that Russians carried out the email theft is not a terribly surprising one, nor does it by itself suggest serious legal jeopardy for President Trump or his associates.
But with Mueller still investigating, it's not known whether further indictments are taking shape or will.