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Robert Mueller indicts 12 Russians for DNC hacks ahead of the 2016 election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has announced new indictments in the special counsel probe of Trump campaign ties to Russia.

A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

The GRU officers, who are identified by name in the indictment, also allegedly hacked into state election websites to steal voter information.

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The stolen data was then posted online by Guccifer 2.0 and DC Leaks, which investigators confirmed were fronts for Russian agents.

“The conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, wrote to a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump,” the indictment says.

One-time campaign adviser Roger Stone has admitted that he exchanged Twitter direct messages with someone associated with the Guccifer 2.0 account.

Rosenstein pointed out that no evidence showed the hacks had changed the outcome of the election, and he said U.S. law enforcement intends to apprehend the suspects.

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The deputy attorney general said he briefed President Donald Trump about the impending indictments earlier this week.

The ongoing criminal investigation has so far resulted in five guilty pleas and 20 indictments.

Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe, and deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates also agreed to cooperate as part of a plea agreement.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed last month on witness tampering charges as he awaits trial on fraud, money laundering and other charges in connection with the probe.

Mueller has also obtained indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies related to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

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‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

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Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote.

"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."

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Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Fraud Guarantee’ paid him $500,000 to work for indicted associate

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Rudy Giuliani admitted being paid a half a million dollars by an associate currently being held in federal custody, Reuters reported Monday.

"President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination," Reuters reported.

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

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