New declassified intel report cites Russia’s ‘preference’ for Donald Trump

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The US government has linked cyber-attacks to specific Russain keyboards.

WASHINGTON — A new declassified report says Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered” an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. intelligence officials released the 25-page public version of the report Friday, after they briefed President-elect Donald Trump and top lawmakers on Capitol Hill from a longer, classified version.

The report says Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s long-standing desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order. It says the scope of Russia’s activities was significantly larger compared with previous operations.

After his briefing, President-elect Trump stopped short of embracing the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the presidential campaign, saying only that any hacking attempts had “absolutely no effect” on the outcome of the election.

2 comments

  • 53045

    And Israel expressed a preference for HRC… Every ally & adversary will have an opinion.
    Of course an unsecure server only helps the intrusion… and social media will fan the flames. In some respects we allowed this to happen.

  • Downwiththehood

    In related news, America had a preference for Trump over Hillary and another 8 years of Obama Administration BS

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