“WSJ learned of the impending charges against officials of the Russian Federation on the case about the cyber attack on the democratic party

According to sources the newspaper, the intelligence agencies gathered evidence against the six Russian officials

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– The U.S. justice Department revealed the ties of Russian officials with hacking into computers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party, said on Thursday the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the investigation.

According to sources, prosecutors and intelligence officers gathered evidence against the six Russian officials and may bring charges in 2018. According to them, the discussion in this case is at an early stage.

Press-secretaries of the Ministry of justice and the FBI did not comment on these data, the newspaper said.

Prosecutors and FBI agents are jointly working on the investigation in Washington, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Philadelphia. The investigation has been underway for about a year, it takes place separately from “Russian investigation” spectacular Robert Mueller over the alleged Moscow’s intervention in the US elections in 2016.

Cyber attack on the Democratic party

Last year, WikiLeaks published thousands of emails and letters Committee of the Democratic party, including emails from the personal account of John Podestà, the former campaign Manager of Hillary Clinton.

American intelligence agencies have accused Russia of hacking the computers of the national Committee of the US democratic party. On this basis, they concluded that Russian intervention in the elections. An investigation on the subject carried out the FBI and both houses of Congress. Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.

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