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Russia hacked Republican Committee, US concludes

It is possible that in hacking into the Republican committee, Russian agents were simply hedging their bets, the senior officials said

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David E. Sanger & Scott Shanedec 

American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organisations, but did not release whatever information they ...

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First Published: Sat, December 10 2016. 10:06 IST