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The big picture: Mueller looms over Trump's Eurotrip

Robert Mueller at a press conference.
Robert Mueller at a news conference at FBI Headquarters. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump's royal welcome was overshadowed today by his own Justice Department, as the Mueller investigation charged 12 Russians with hacking Democrats during the 2016 elections — and this comes just three days before Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin.

The big picture: The Mueller investigation's charges today directly tie the Russian government to 2016 election hacking, charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking U.S. Democratic candidates and organizations. The charges also include conspiracy and money laundering.