U.S. officials say Putin helped direct the use of hacked materials
New intelligence shows that Putin became personally involved in the computer breach and directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked, two senior U.S. officials say.
Putin’s objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a ‘vendetta’ against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to discredit American politics, especially among foreign allies.
NBC is stating there is evidence Putin personally directed how to use hacked DNC information.
NBC didn't specify what the evidence is, but said two unnamed senior officials have access to information showing Putin personally directed how the information would be used to affect the recent election. They've said that what began as a vendetta against Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating the image that the rest of the world couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore".
I mean… the last part is true given we elected a fucking megalomaniac, reality TV star to the highest office of the Executive branch of our government. sad face