The Justice Department announced on Friday that Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers were being charged with hacking the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The unfolding drama on both sides of the Atlantic reflected how Trump's presidency has been overshadowed by the Mueller probe from its earliest moments and how the investigation frequently tramples the President's attempts to carve out favorable headlines.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments at a press conference, which took place just after Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived at Windsor Castle for a ceremony with Queen Elizabeth as part of the president's European visit.
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Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have pleaded guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe, and deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates also agreed to cooperate as part of a plea agreement.
The indictment also does not allege that any vote tallies were altered by hacking.
That put Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge, and he promptly appointed former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel. There will always be adversaries who work to exacerbate domestic differences and try to confuse, divide, and conquer us. But that indictment had not directly tied the meddling effort to Russia's government.
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Trump then heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with Queen Elizabeth II. The a 20-foot-tall angry " Trump Baby " blimp.
He has been a frequent target of the commander-in-chief, who has consistently attacked Mueller's investigation as "fake news", "a hoax" and "witch hunt" cooked up by Democrats as an excuse for Clinton's election defeat. Trump and Putin are scheduled to hold talks Monday in Finland, a meeting largely sought by Trump.
With the charges, Mueller's prosecutors have marked out another Internet pathway they say Russian Federation used to influence the US election. "Anything you do, it's always going to be, 'Oh, Russia, he loves Russia'".
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