A secret assessment, made by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), concluded that Russia disrupted the U.S.A.s’ elections in that the goal was to help Donald Trump to win. Trump’s staff have dismissed the report.
The Washington Post reported on the secret intelligence conclusion on Friday, citing officials who are informed about the case.
The report became known after President Barack Obama ordered a full review of all online attacks that took place during the election campaign. Meanwhile, Congress has asked for more information about alleged Russian interference in the election campaign.
‘These are the same people who claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.The choice is long gone, in one of the biggest election upsets in a long time. It’s time to move on’, said Trump’s transitional staff in a statement on Friday.
The actions would help only one candidate
According to the Washington Post, there were individuals, including those with connections to Moscow, who handed over stolen emails from Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party leadership to the WikiLeaks website, which then published them.
‘The Intelligence milieu believes Russia’s goal in doing this was to give one candidate an advantage over the other, and to help Trump to win. It is a unanimous viewpoint’, the Washington Post said. CIA agents have stated that it is ‘quite clear’ that Russia’s aim was to get Trump elected as President.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today