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US points finger at Russian Intelligence, Putin in 2016 election report

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Hours after briefing President-Elect Donald Trump on their findings, U.S. Intelligence leaders released a declassified report on Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 elections, once more publicly accusing Russian Intelligence of being behind hacks of Democratic Party officials, and relaying that material to Wikileaks.

“We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election,” the report stated.

“Russia���s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency,” U.S. Intelligence added.

Without offering supporting evidence – presumably because it could [More]