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The Justice Department has now charged 12 Russians intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. The Russians were accused of hacking into computers during the 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump.
Before Friday, 20 people and three companies had been charged in the Mueller investigation. That includes four former Trump campaign and White House aides and 13 Russians accused of participating in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to sway American public opinion in the 2016 election.