Officers of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, covertly monitored computers of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data, the indictment said.
"The Internet allows foreign adversaries to attack America in new and unexpected ways", Deputy Attorney General Rod J Rosenstein said.
Describing golf as "my primary form of exercise", Trump wrote on Twitter: "The weather is attractive, and this place is incredible!"
The lawmakers wrote that if Trump insists on meeting with the Russian president, that he should at least do so in the company of senior staff members so as not to be at a disadvantage to Putin. British police said they were trying to trace the pilot.
Scores of anti-Trump protesters also turned out in London during Mr. Trump's visit to England earlier this week. A blimp depicting Trump as an orange, snarling baby was raised in the Scottish capital where hundreds protested. He said in a statement to Reuters: "The indictments today show I did not conspire with any of the defendants to do the hacking, distribute the stolen emails or aid them in anyway".
"The government needs to take a stand against appalling attitudes and appalling behaviour, and we're not doing it".
Speaking to reporters in the United Kingdom on Friday before the indictments became public, Trump pledged to raise the 2016 election meddling issue during his sit-down with Putin. Stopping off at his Scottish golf course before his meeting with Russia, Trump resorted to his trademark deflection of responsibility and victim-blaming.
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But Anderson held his nerve to level up and then produced a remarkable surge in form to take Federer deep into the fifth set. Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final and 32nd at the majors after a stormy Centre Court clash against Nishikori.
Trump raised the meddling issue during his first meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg previous year.
Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov sought to tamp down the veracity of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into claims of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election following Friday's announcement that 12 Russians officials had been indicted, Mediaite reported Saturday.
Speaking at the conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Philadelphia, Nielsen said the US intelligence community does "consistently observe malicious cyber activity from various actors against USA election infrastructure", according to prepared remarks released by the department. He also asked where the Democratic National Committee server now was.
The resolution that passed along party lines Thursday demanded that the department turn over by July 6 documents on FBI investigations into Clinton's private email use and Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. "Deep State?" he tweeted. John McCain (R-Ariz.), have praised Mueller's team for its work and called for Trump to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's interference in the 2016 election, Trump and his allies have continued to go after the investigators.
But he also indicated he did not expect much progress on the issue.
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