Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein just announced the indictments of twelve Russian intelligence officers. They have been charged with hacking the Democratic National Committee. They are members of a Russian Federation intelligence agency, GRU.
The office of the Special Counsel released this summary with the indictment:
“A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment on July 13, 2018, against 12 Russian nationals for their alleged roles in computer hacking conspiracies aimed at interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections. The indictment charges 11 of the defendants with conspiracy to commit computer crimes, eight counts of aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money. Two defendants are charged with a separate conspiracy to commit computer crimes.”
The indictment does not say they meant to help Donald Trump’s campaign. It just indicates they meant to “interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
It also includes text saying they believed Trump only had a “25% chance of winning” so they wanted to focus on friction between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
This looks like the Trump campaign is exonerated from wrongdoing, although that could change if something else comes out.
Wikileaks was not specifically mentioned in the article but “organization 1” is most definitely them. They tweeted this out in response:
Interesting timing choice by DoJ today (right before Trump-Putin meet), announcing indictments against 12 alleged Russian intelligence officers for allegedly releasing info through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 13, 2018
You can download the entire indictment here.