October 11, 2016
U.S. Blames Russia for Recent Hacks
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Journalist Damian Paletta
WASHINGTON—The U.S. intelligence community took the extraordinary step Friday of directly accusing the Russian government of trying to interfere in the coming U.S. elections by purposefully leaking emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and other entities.
The intelligence agencies, in a joint statement, alleged the hacks were directed by the most senior officials in the Russian government.
“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” the statement said.
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