Days before the president’s meeting with Vladimir V. Putin, a new indictment gave the most detailed account yet of Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election.
The allegations of subverting American democracy are troubling in themselves. They also spell trouble for the president.
Here are some of the key highlights, with analysis, of the indictment of the Russian agents and excerpts from Mr. Rosenstein’s announcement on Friday.
The same day that Donald J. Trump asked Russians for help in hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails, Russia began efforts to target her personal servers.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian military officers who are accused of conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
The intelligence officers were charged with hacking Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The indictment was announced days before President Trump is to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
The deputy attorney general asked each of the nation’s 93 United States attorneys to provide up to three prosecutors to review the documents of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
After the F.B.I. director James B. Comey was fired, the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, privately appeared conflicted about his involvement in the dismissal.
As Republicans battered Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, in a hearing, a House resolution gave the Justice Department seven days to produce documents.