Russians indicted for interference in US elections.
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation yielded an indictment of sixteen Russian defendants (three organizations, thirteen individuals) for a conspiracy whose object was "impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and electoral processes, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election." The Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based troll farm, is the alleged conspiracy's leading organization. The other two organizations, Concord Management and Concord Catering (treated together as "Concord") were Russian government contractors involved in funding and staffing what the Internet Research Agency called "information warfare against the United States." No US persons were charged, but the indictment notes contact with "unwitting members, volunteers and supporters of the Trump campaign” (Guardian).