Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers' Currency of Choice, U.S. Says
Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers' Currency of Choice, U.S. Says
Russian President Vladimir Putin
15 July, 2018, 08:48
Twelve Russian spies have been charged with running a sweeping hacking campaign to damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election - with the indictment landing three days before Donald Trump is set to meet Vladimir Putin.
According to the indictment, the 12 are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military.
The indictment was announced at nearly exactly the moment that Trump rolled into the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to meet the awaiting Queen Elizabeth II in the symbolic highpoint of his visit to Britain.
During a joint news conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, Mr Trump said he would "absolutely" ask the Russian president about alleged election meddling.
"This indictment could have been brought by ordinary prosecutors, ordinary Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, there's no conflict here, it's Russians they are going after", he added.
Strzok has been under fire for anti-Trump texts he exchanged with an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair while he worked on investigations into both the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation and Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information.
The letter was signed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who was among those who on Friday called on Trump to cancel the summit, and the top Democrats on the Senate Intelligence, Armed Services, Foreign Relations and other national security-related committees.
Without naming the state, Friday's indictment said the Russian intelligence officers stole information on about 500,000 voters from the website of one board of elections, a breach that went undetected for three weeks.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin (L) and United States president Donald Trump during a photo session of world leaders on the closing day of the 25th APEC Summit.
"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administrations", Trump said on Twitter.
On Saturday, Twitter suspended two accounts allegedly used by Russian officials to spread information hacked from Democrats' computers and email accounts during the 2016 US presidential election.
In the meantime, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that they should not expect a joint communique when both presidents meet.
Clinton campaign manager John Podesta's emails were also hacked, which contained details of infighting and aides' disparaging remarks about Mrs Clinton.
Around June 2016, they began releasing tens of thousands of the stolen emails and documents using "fictitious online personas, including "DCLeaks" and 'Guccifer 2.0, '" the indictment said.
The charges put an even greater spotlight on Trump's treatment of Putin, who has denied making efforts to intervene in the US election that Trump, a Republican, unexpectedly won.
Mueller did not allege that Trump campaign associates were involved in the hacking effort, that Americans were knowingly in touch with Russian intelligence officers or that any vote tallies were altered by hacking. Trump is scheduled to meet Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mueller though wants to know if a series of campaign contacts with Russian and Russia-linked persons add up to more, possibly a conspiracy to illegally skew the presidential race.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were charged with money laundering relating to their political consultancy work in Ukraine.
The Chinese government has vowed to take "firm and forceful measures" against US threats to expand tariff hikes. Each side is mulling tariffs on a further $16 billion in goods that would bring the totals to $50 billion.
Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around in hospital . The young soccer team, whose ages range between 11 and 16, will have to make their way through the cave's flooded tunnel system.
Manafort at the time was both registered as a foreign lobbyist and leading a federal agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Previously, they had described him as being kept in "solitary confinement" nearly 24 hours a day for his own safety.
She was ranked No. 1 when she took her maternity leave and was ranked 183rd in the world after returning to the tour in March. Goerges, playing her first Slam semifinal, sent a forehand flying wide off the sidelines to concede serve.
Lovren also called for Croatia team-mate Luka Modric to receive the highest individual award in world football, the Ballon d'Or. Speaking of the experience as a whole, Lovren says it is one that the tiny European nation will always remember.
After the match, Anderson said: "I don't really know what to say right now". "It was really tough for both of us". But his record in fifth sets slumped to 9-18 overall, including defeats of 19-17, 18-16, 12-10 and now 26-24.
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Southgate is well aware of what an opportunity they let slip but is not worrying about whether this summer is as good as it gets. We would be delighted if Modric won the MVP and the Golden Ball for being the best player at the tournament.
Both those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders, and Trump unilaterally trashed them. One woman who saw the President arrive said he had given a "short speech" which she described as "lovely".
The captain was the man of the match again in the penalty shootout win over Russian Federation in Sochi at the weekend. But the England boss is well aware of the threat that Croatia pose in the centre of the field.
Democratic lawmaker regrets call for 'Purple Heart' for Strzok
Strzok understood this and exploited his opportunity to the hilt while snuggling up to the anti-Trump Democrats embracing him. On Thursday, Republicans disputed his contention that he wasn't biased and that his views didn't affect the investigation.
President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth for tea
A source close to Trump was quoted as saying: "He won't put up with being lectured by anyone, even a member of the royal family ". Angel said the group planned to meet up with other counter-protesters they had connected with on Facebook .
Three Lions on course for United Kingdom number one
England were 1-0 up at half-time, heading toward their first World Cup final since 1966, but went on to lose 2-1 in extra time. Croatia will be underdogs for the final, but Perisic told FIFA.com : " France stopped us in the semi-finals in 1998".
Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and soccer coach freed
Named "Wild Boar" after the stranded youth soccer team, the mini-submarine arrived at the cave Monday morning (July 9). Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers.