Declassified Report Says Russia’s Cyber Campaign on US Presidential Election ‘ordered’ by Putin

Time: 11:23 p.m. CEST

Russia made cyber campaign to upend the United States presidential election, the declassified part of the intelligence agencies repot says, as the Washington post publishes.

The public portion of the highly classified-report says, “Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order.” The report says these activities are “a significant escalation in directness,” compared to previous operations.

The assessment of the U.S. intelligence agencies concludes that, “Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered campaign” in 2016 at the U.S. presidential election with an aim to “denigrate” Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. The report says, “Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”

The report says, Russian military intelligence (GRU) used Guccifer 2.0 persona and to release the data, obtained in cyber operations publicly and in “exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks.” Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of “multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards.” Department of Homeland Security says, assess that “the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying.”

Prior to the news for the declassified report, Congress has tallied the Electoral College votes and Donald Trump has been elected president, while Mike Pence was elected vice president, the Associated Press reported.




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