Mueller's team says the Russians used "spearphishing" - a technique used to steal passwords or otherwise gain access to computers - throughout the summer of 2016 to hack individuals associated with the Clinton campaign.
The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's General Staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate that the orders to interfere in the USA election came from the very top.
After the indictments were announced, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called on Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin until Russian Federation takes steps to prove it won't interfere in future elections. So while there were suspicions about Russian Federation, the precise motives behind the leaks were hard to divine.
The Kremlin has regularly rejected any suggestion that it meddled in the US election.
Christopher Krebs, the Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate, testified before members of Congress on Wednesday that US officials have "not seen anything, certainly, to the degree of 2016 in terms of specific hacking of election systems".
The hackers worked for the spy agency called the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, or the GRU, the indictment said. If that link is established, it would shatter the Kremlin denials of the Russian state's involvement in the US elections, given that the GRU is part of the state machine.
It's unlikely the Russians will be taken to court, but naming them shows the investigation is aware of them and their actions.
Russia's foreign ministry claimed there was no evidence to indicate that the 12 had links to the Russian military intelligence or that they had hacked into the Democratic Party's network.
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"Russia, if you're listening", Mr. Trump said, "I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing".
Stone said his contact with Credico was innocent.
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has highlighted a question he must still explain. "But even if he was, my communication with him is ex post facto it happens weeks after the WikiLeaks have already published the Democratic National Committee emails and therefore collusion would have to be, would have to be chronological". The conspirators primarily used the virtual coins when buying servers, registering domains and making other payments related to the cyber breaches, according to the indictment.
Asked whether he will confront Putin about the allegations, Trump - who has regularly downplayed the allegations against Russian Federation - said, "All I can do is say, 'Did you?"
The indictment describes WikiLeaks communicating with Guccifer 2.0 to obtain material.
That same month, the indictment says, "the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, sent a reporter stolen documents pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement", which was a sensitive political issue for the Democratic Party. "(P) retty standard", the person responded.
Sam Nunberg, a longtime associate of Roger Stone, told TMN on Friday that he is confident Stone did not know the actual identity of Guccifer 2.0, whom the Justice Department named as an alias for Russian military officials seeking to sway the 2016 election.