Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House
The U.S. has identified individuals and groups who passed Democratic Party material to WikiLeaks.
The CIA has now concluded with "high confidence" that Moscow was not only interfering with the election, but that its actions were intended to help Trump, according to a senior U.S. official. The assessment is based in part on evidence that Russian actors had hacked Republicans as well as Democrats but were only releasing information harmful to Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton.
President Barack Obama has ordered a full-scale review of campaign-season cyberattacks to be completed before he leaves office in January. White House spokesman Eric Schultz has stated, "This is not an effort to challenge the outcome of the election."