No 'Hoax': Bipartisan Senate Report Confirms Russian 2016 Role, Putin Ordered DNC Hack, More - 2020-08-18

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F46.png No 'Hoax': Bipartisan Senate Report Confirms Russian 2016 Role, Putin Ordered DNC Hack, More August 18, 2020, Jack Brewster, Forbes

Russian President Vladimir Putin directly ordered the hacking of the Democratic Party's servers with the goal of leaking damaging information that would hurt then-candidate Hillary Clinton and provide a boost to President Trump's campaign, the final report from the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election released Tuesday found, among other damaging findings.

The report—which is the committee's fifth and final—states that Putin "ordered the Russian effort to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with the Democratic Party" with the purpose of harming the Clinton campaign, which the Russian president has long denied.

The Russian effort was aided by Wikileaks, which has also claimed that it was not the source of the hacked information; Wikileaks "likely knew it was assisting a Russian intelligence influence effort," the report states.

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