In a secret assessment that was made public on Friday, the CIA concluded that state sanctioned Russian hackers intervened in the recent presidential election on behalf of President Elect Donald Trump.
The CIA and other intelligence agencies were able to identify individuals that provided WikiLeaks with thousands of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, and connect them to the Russian Government, according to a Senior U.S. official. These e-mails included correspondence with the Democratic National Committee as well as Clinton’s campaign chairman. The individuals identified as a part of the hack are said to be known state actors within the intelligence community that were a part of a larger operation intended to boost Trump’s chances at winning the presidency.
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