Russia Says Indictments Were Meant to ‘Spoil’ Meeting

Russia’s foreign ministry denied that the 12 Russian officers indicted today were involved in the hacking of Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential election, CNN reports.

The ministry said the “bogus story” aimed to “spoil the atmosphere” before Monday’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump.

Said the statement: “It is regrettable that the duplication of false information in Washington has become the norm, and criminal cases are worked up for obvious political reasons. The question remains: how long will they continue to break this shameful comedy that disgraces the US?”

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