Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking in the 2016 presidential campaign

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(RNN) – Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office investigation indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses related to the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Rod Rosenstein said in a news conference the GRU officers hacked state election offices and secretaries of state, as well as the Democratic National Committee. GRU is the Russian military intelligence agency.

According to the Florida Department of State, the 2016 elections in Florida were not hacked in anyway.

The Florida Department of State released the following statement: 

“To be clear, the 2016 elections in Florida was not hacked in any way. As we have stated multiple times, the Department of State was notified by the Department of Homeland Security in September 2017 that Florida was unsuccessfully targeted by hackers in 2016. This attempt was not in any way successful and Florida's online elections databases and voting systems remained secure." 

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. 

(Read the indictment here.)

Previously, Mueller's probe has brought 79 charges against 20 people and three companies.

Currently, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn are indicted.

Manafort is currently in an Alexandria, VA jail after a he allegedly tried to tamper with a witness in his case. Manafort is accused of criminal bank and tax fraud for his work with a pro-Russian politic party in Ukraine.

Flynn is cooperating with Muller and his team after he admitted lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

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