Trump says DNC "should be ashamed of themselves" for getting hacked

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan and Assistant Attorney General John Demers holds a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington DC

Politico's story on the possible impeachment filing against Rosenstein came on the same day that Rosenstein announced Mueller's 12 indictments against Russian military intelligence officials on charges linked to the 2016 USA presidential election.

Former CIA director John Brennan called Trump's behavior "treasonous", and even Fox's Neil Cavuto described it as "disgusting".

"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration", Trump tweeted.

"They found it in their interest to meddle in our elections", Rohrabacher said of Russian Federation.

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a news conference on Friday the GRU officers hacked state election offices and secretaries of state, as well as the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

After President Donald Trump's stunning news conference Monday next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, members of Congress - including some within his own party - were quick to rebuke Trump's performance on the world stage and Trump's refusal to call Putin out for interfering in the USA election. The president said he will ask Putin during the meeting if Russian Federation interfered with the election. USA intelligence officials issued a public warning about the hacking in October.

"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", Trump said Monday.

By tracing control of email and social media accounts and a tool for remote internet connections, the 29-page indictment document for the first time showed that the same group of Russians leased servers, targeted Democratic officials with phishing tricks aimed at capturing their online credentials and communicated with Republicans and other distributors of hacked information. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press", the GOP presidential nominee said at a press conference in Miami. "I really believe that", Trump said, vowing the summit was "only the beginning".

Putin has denied any election meddling, and Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation.

Trump will set off on Monday for his summit with Putin in Helsinki, the first one-on-one meeting between the leaders since Trump's November 2016 election.

Despite the situation, Mr. Trump said he hopes the meeting with Putin can bring progress for both the United States and Russian Federation. "I mean I think we can do something that's good for everybody".

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've been told that by a number of people, we had much better defenses, so they couldn't.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from MA, said Trump embarrassed the US.



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