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Report: Russians Who Leaked Emails Identified

A classified intelligence report was deliver to President Obama on Thursday by top officials in wich identifies the intermediaries the Russians used to give hacked emails to WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the emails his website published during the 2016 U.S. presidential election that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee were not provided to him by Russia. Following the election, U.S. intelligence received intercepted conversations of Russian officials expressing their enthusiasm over Donald Trump’s win, which increased their confidence that Russia was behind the hacks and carried them out in order to, at least partially, help Trump win. On Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the report will explain Russia’s “multiple motivations” for carrying out cyberattacks ahead of the election.

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