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Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:06
Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering
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Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation.

Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft.

The charges were made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling.

Three Russian companies are also named in the indictment.

Trump was briefed on the indictment earlier on Friday(Feb.16), the White House said.

The president later tweeted that his campaign had done "nothing wrong" and again denied colluding with Russia.

He also appeared to acknowledge Russian election meddling - something which he has in the past cast doubt on despite US intelligence agency assessments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials have repeatedly denied interfering in the US presidential election.

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