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A grand jury in Washington on Friday indicted the Russian organization Internet Research Agency, along with several other associated companies and individuals, on eight charges related to unlawful interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The 37-page indictment, filed in Washington federal district court, alleged the company and individuals were engaged in a broad conspiracy with the “strategic goal of sowing discord” during the elections as early as 2014. The defendants focused their efforts on aiding the Trump campaign and disparaging Hillary Clinton, the indictment said.

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Cogan Schneier

Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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