Russian intelligence operatives were approached by an unnamed congressional candidate in the midst of campaigning for the 2016 election.
The new nugget of information comes from a new 29-page indictment being studied by those investigating this case.
The operatives were disguised as a hacker named Guccifer 2.0, and the mysterious political figure was searching for dirt on an opponent. This came from as a result of the investigation of the country's infamous potential interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.
The congressional candidate reached out to Guccifier 2.0 on August 15, 2016, after it was speculated that Guccifier 2.0 hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Guccifier 2.0 has since been identified as a part of a Russian intelligence group based in their military – the GRU.
The indictment gave sparse details on the request: