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Markets Feel The Impact Of Mueller's Latest Indictments In Russia Probe

Markets Feel The Impact Of Mueller's Latest Indictments In Russia Probe

The markets had been steadily recovering over the last week. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average each rose 8.4 percent and seemed to be on a stable trajectory — until a common catalyst resurfaced.

Both indices fell 1 percent Friday afternoon after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment alleging election interference on the part of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, 13 Russian nationals and two companies.

Mueller detailed a two-year conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential campaign through: the adoption of false internet personas to circulate divisive messages; stateside travel to gather intelligence; and the staging political rallies under the guise of American citizens.

“Defendants posted derogatory information about a number of candidates, and by early to mid-2016, Defendants’ operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ... and disparaging Hillary Clinton,” the document read.

The indictment was seen to strain already fractured state relations.

A Russian legislator responded to the charges as “another anti-Russian push.”

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