“With a high degree of confidence” in US intelligence believe that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin personally took part in the Russian campaign to intervene in the presidential election. It is reported by NBC News, citing sources.
Two high-ranking officials who have direct access to information, saying that Putin had personally directed how the hacked material Democratic party was leaked to the media and was used. Such information received from diplomats and spies who work for the allies.
Putin had many targets, the source said. What started with a “vendetta” Hillary Clinton has turned to in an attempt to show corruption in American politics and to separate the allies, creating the image that other countries can’t count on the United States as a world leader.
The CIA came to the conclusion that the Russian government wanted the election of Donald trump. The FBI and other agencies fully share this opinion, but some officials believe that Russia intended to hurt Clinton.
It is noted that Putin’s intervention was much more significant than previously reported. Only high-ranking Russian officials could approve action in the campaign for intervention in the elections.
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