Allegedly Related to the Mix of US Elections, 13 Russians are Indicted

A federal court jury charged 13 Russian nationals, including 12 employees of the Internet Research Agency, a company headquartered in the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia and carried out operations affecting cyberspace for the sake of Moscow. [19659002] The lawsuit states that the Internet Research Agency is a Kremlin propaganda network, and is involved "in operations to intervene in electoral and political processes" in the 2016 presidential election.

According to the indictment, 12 employees of the company were accused of " intervention of the target America "since 2014 until now. The aim is "to encourage disputes in America to undermine public confidence in democracy," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. He added, "We must not let them succeed."

The Office of Special Investigator Robert Mueller announced the indictments on Friday afternoon (16/2) local time.

Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in American elections has made a lawsuit law to former President Trump-Paul Manafort campaign team and his partner Rick Gates

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn and Trump's former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulous pleaded guilty to the FBI about the contacts they made with some Russian officials during the campaign and transitional period of government. [em/nm]