Mueller Preparing Criminal Charges Against Hackers

Special counsel Robert Mueller “is assembling a case for criminal charges against Russians who carried out the hacking and leaking of private information designed to hurt Democrats in the 2016 election,” NBC News reports.

“Much like the indictment Mueller filed last month charging a different group of Russians in a social media trolling and illegal-ad-buying scheme, the possible new charges are expected to rely heavily on secret intelligence gathered by the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”

“Sources say he has long had sufficient evidence to make a case, but strategic issues could dictate the timing.”

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