Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 12 Russian military officials, accusing them of massive attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election by emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief and another political committee, and penetrating state elections computers.
Mr. Rosenstein said he has briefed Mr. Trump on what investigators found, saying the attempts by Russian officials was an attack on American democracy.
“The blame for election interference belongs to the criminals who committed election interference. We need to work together to hold the perpetrators accountable, and keep moving forward to preserve our values, protect against future interference, and defend America,” Mr. Rosenstein said.
The White House released a defensive statement that didn’t acknowledge any of the charges or allegations, and instead focused on what wasn’t in the indictment.