United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that 12 Russian nationals were indicted for hacking the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign officials in order to get emails.
The indictment alleges the Russians also stole information on approximately 500,000 U.S. voters by hacking a state board of election.
Rosenstein, however, made the point very clear: the indictment included no allegation that the hacking altered any votes of affected the election result.
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” Rosenstein said Friday. “There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. The special counsel investigation is ongoing and there will be no comments on a special counsel at this time.”
Some mainstream voices on the Left has propagated a conspiracy theory that Russians hacked the election and elected Donald Trump.
No Americans were named in the indictment.