Rosenstein said he briefed Trump about the indictment before Friday's announcement and that the timing was determined by "the facts, the evidence, and the law".
"The president is fully aware" of the indictments, Rosenstein said.
Put simply, Trump has been doing Putin's bidding ever since he got elected.
"Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
When asked about his upcoming summit with Putin earlier Friday morning, Trump said he would raise the issue with Russian president but didn't expect a "Perry Mason moment". John McCain in a statement. Voters want members of Congress to be a check on the powers of the presidency, not a blank check for Trump.
"If it is Russian Federation, which it probably is not, nobody knows who it is, but if it is Russian Federation, it's really bad for a different reason because it shows how little respect they have for our country when they would hack into a major party and get everything", Trump said.
Eleven were charged with conspiring to hack into computers and steal documents and release them with intent to interfere with the election. Two defendants are charged with a conspiracy to commit computer crimes.
■ They also hacked into a vendor that supplied software used to verify voter registration information.
The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the USA election came from the very top.
Will they finally hold the head of their party to account for not doing anything to protect our democracy, keep our elections safe or ensure Putin and the Russians never do this again?
The Russians also sent more than 100 spearphishing emails to "organizations and personnel involved in administering elections in numerous Florida counties" in and around election day in November 2016.
Well, in the indictments released today, it appears the Russians were listening and took Trump's direction.
The Post has reported that organization is actually WikiLeaks, which published emails the hackers stole from the Democratic National Committee on the eve of Democrats' convention. They also watched a Democratic campaign committee employee access the organization's bank account information.
The then worked to distribute the documents starting in June 2016. They are accused of releasing the stolen emails on a website, dcleaks.com. "The defendants falsely claimed that DCLeaks was started by a group of American hackers and that Guccifer 2.0 was a lone Romanian hacker". They are accused of setting up an encrypted backdoor tunnel into the DNC servers and using it to shift gigabytes of information without being detected.
In the summer and fall of 2016, the operatives invented Guccifer 2.0 and used "him" to release additional stolen documents through WordPress. The indictment does not specify which state had been hacked.
It has been more than a year since the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation began.
Friday's charges are not the first for Russian nationals. Rick Gates, another Trump campaign aide, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and one conspiracy charge.
Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is in jail in Alexandria, Virginia, awaiting trial later this month on financial fraud charges stemming from activities that pre-dated the Trump campaign. The 20 are four former Trump campaign and White House aides, three who have pleaded guilty to different crimes and agreed to cooperate, and 13 Russians accused of participating in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to sway U.S. public opinion in the election. The most prominent convictions have been for false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, used his feet to hold scissors and stabbed Cesar Coronado, 22, Miami Beach police said Wednesday. A man vacationing in South Beach was stabbed just after midnight Tuesday by a man with no arms.
The caretaker government in Punjab has intensified the crackdown against PML-N ahead of the Sharifs' homecoming rally. I am aware that I have been sentenced to 10 years [in prison] and I will be taken to a jail cell straight away.
England captain Eoin Morgan said his team will have to improve against Indian spinners if it has to bounce back in the series. England never got to grips with Kuldeep as he took apart their top order, initially claiming three for seven in two overs.
Page was subpoenaed to provide a deposition behind closed doors on Wednesday, but she didn't appear under Jeffress's advice. Strzok and Page were both members of the special counsel Robert Mueller had appointed to run the Russian investigation.
Relatives of Till who have tried to get the case reopened since the release of the book, are grateful for the newfound efforts. Images of his mutilated body gave witness to the depth of racial hatred in the Deep South and inspired civil rights campaigns.
Of Nato's 29 members, just five meet that target this year: the US, Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom and Latvia. Trump called Germany a rich country that could increase its defense spending immediately if it wanted to.
The French teenager has been handed the number 29 shirt following his switch to Arsenal in the summer transfer window. Lucas Torreira , Bernd Leno , Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner have all arrived at Arsenal .
Pellegrini was in favour of the club signing Wilshere and is now a delighted figure after the transfer went over the line. Born in Hertfordshire, Wilshere grew up in a family of Irons supporters. "Jack Wilshere is a playmaker", Wenger said .
She was recently seen sticking out her tongue at photographers while arriving at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in May. According to the site, she also wore matching Manolo Blahnik suede pumps and a hat from Stephen Jones Millinery.
But services including financial services such as accounting and insurance account for three-quarters of the British economy. Trump planned to meet with May again Friday for lunch and the two were scheduled to hold a joint press conference.
China promised to lodge complaints at the World Trade Organization but didn't detail what its retaliatory measures would be. The White House has recently increased tariffs on imports from a number of countries.
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Putin is a competitor, not an enemy, says Trump
At NATO, Trump did not specify which countries had committed to what, and it remained unclear whether any had changed their plans. Around eight members of the 29-country alliance are expected to reach the 2% target this year.
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