Polling editor: Mueller indictments prove Russia interfered in US election

Carl Cannon, Washington bureau chief for RealClearPolitics, said Monday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE's indictments of Russian intelligence officers prove that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

"This thing is chapter and verse, man," Cannon told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"The names, what they did, the keystrokes that they used," he added. "You look at this and you think, okay, this is meddling. This is what the Democrats have been saying it is."

Cannon's comments come after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for their alleged role in hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016. All 12 are members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

Eleven of the individuals were charged with conspiring to hack into networks used by the DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), while the 12th person was charged with conspiring to hack into systems used to administer elections.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats claim victory as Trump gets battered in court Juan Williams: Anti-abortion extremism is on the rise Trump feels squeeze in tax return fight MORE on Monday did not condemn Russia's involvement in election interference during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“He just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said, referring to Putin’s denials. “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

— Julia Manchester