Mr Ned Price, a former national security council spokesman for president Barack Obama, said: "Even with today's news, we can expect Trump to raise Putin's attack on our democracy in a passing, perfunctory way before again taking - or at least claiming to take - Putin's denials at face value".
Russian Federation has denied that its government played any role in the hacking. Trump is scheduled to meet Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It's the first time the two will meet in an official summit, but they have held bilateral talks at other global events. "We have to start to set them right".
Rival roles in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts and other disputes have driven relations between Moscow and Washington to their lowest point since the Cold War.
"Yesterday's indictments against the Russian intelligence officers are a demonstration that we will not tolerate interference with our democratic processes and that there will be consequences for foreign meddling", Nielsen said.
Russia's foreign ministry described the allegations as a "heap of conspiracy schemes" meant to "damage the atmosphere" before Monday's talks. USA intelligence officials issued a public warning about the hacking in October.
The indictment documents extensive cooperation between the Russian hackers and the unnamed "Organization 1."That group appears to match WikiLeaks, which released large numbers of hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 campaign". (Never mind that Obama did attempt to issue a bipartisan warning about Russian election interference in the fall of 2016, and was rebuffed by Mitch McConnell.) But this time, it came with a twist.
They also plotted to hack into the computers of state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and voter software, according to the indictment.
What pressure is there to cancel the talks?When asked at a news conference in Britain last Friday whether he would tell Mr Putin to stay out of USA elections, Mr Trump said "yes".
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But top Democrats have urged him to cancel the planned summit altogether following the indictment.
Mueller, appointed by the Justice Department in May 2017 to take over an investigation earlier handled by the FBI, is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. "He is not a friend of the United States".
"The administration has a pretty good policy towards Russian Federation, just the president doesn't agree with it", said Michael McFaul, a former USA ambassador to Russian Federation under Obama.
Mr. Trump on Saturday also mocked CNN President Jeff Zucker as "Little Jeff Z" and knocked its election coverage following a spat with a CNN correspondent at a news conference Friday in England.
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"I think that we're being hurt very badly by the - I would call it 'the witch hunt.' I would call it 'the rigged witch hunt, '" Trump said of the Mueller investigation in a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, hours before the indictments were announced.
Before Friday, 20 people and three companies had been charged in the Mueller investigation.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser, have pleaded guilty to making false statements about their contacts with Russians.
The charges include conspiracy to commit an offense against the US, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to launder money.