Published: Tue, July 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Friday's indictment was secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Moscow's interference in the election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign cooperated with the effort.

Mr. Trump said the U.S.is "greatly hampered" by what he called "the Russian witch hunt, the rigged situation".

Dan Coats, the Trump administration's Director of National Intelligence, warned on Friday of imminent Russian cyberattacks, saying "the warning lights are blinking red again".

"There is no allegation in this indictment that Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers", said Rosenstein, who also noted there is no evidence the alleged hacking had any impact on the election results.

A journalist was escorted out of a joint press conference President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

It was not clear from Trump's statement what sort of help Putin was offering.

Defendants include four former Trump campaign and White House aides, three of whom have pleaded guilty and agreed to co-operate, and 13 Russians accused in a powerful social media campaign to sway USA public opinion in 2016. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press".

"The new joke in town is that Russian Federation leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me", he tweeted on July 25, 2016.

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Butina's attorney, Robert Neil Driscoll, said in a statement to the Post that Butina is "not an agent of the Russian Federation". Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018", the Justice Department said in a statement.

Despite the situation, Mr. Trump said he hopes the meeting with Putin can bring progress for both the United States and Russian Federation.

At the press conference that even Republicans are blasting, Trump also said he had confidence in his intelligence people but Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.

But unless some big developments quickly obliterate the images from Helsinki, it is going to be hard ever again for Trump and his allies to suggest that his administration has made America Great Again by impressing friends and enemies alike with the bristling courage and plain-spoken nationalism of Donald J. Trump. The Russians hit more than 300 people connected to the Clinton campaign and Democratic political groups.

Putin has denied any election meddling, and Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation. "I wanna do great for our country".

Asked about Trump's comments by CNN, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and cast doubt over Mueller's Friday indictments. I think it's kept us apart, it's kept us separated.

The indictment alleges that from around June 2016 the conspirators released tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents "using fictitious online personas, including "DCLeaks" and 'Guccifer 2.0.'".

Some researchers said the indictment might have depended on United States signals intelligence, the fruits of which are rarely revealed because it quotes electronic messages sent to an unidentified organization presumed to be London-based WikiLeaks.

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