Deputy White House press secretary Lindsey Walters just reacted to today's indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Today’s charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result. This is consistent with what we have been saying all along," she said.
She further pointed to three key points Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made in his announcement:
- There is no allegation in this indictment that Americans knew that they were corresponding with Russians.
- There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.
- There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.”