US intelligence has established which of the citizens of Russia gave Wikileaks thousands of stolen emails from the headquarters of the US Democratic party during the presidential race of 2016. It is reported by CNN, citing us officials familiar with classified intelligence report.
This channel does not the names of the Russians who, in the opinion of the authorities can be involved in the intervention in the elections. The Washington Post, citing us officials in December 2016, wrote about the existence of certain intermediaries, which could provide Wikileaks the emails of staff of former democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
According to the publication, these people were “step away from the government”. The newspaper stressed that there is no evidence that the Kremlin was in charge of the impact on the presidential election.
Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama received the report, which referred to alleged Russian interference in presidential elections. The report was prepared by the Ministry of homeland security and national intelligence. It says that the US authorities are “confident” of foreign intervention in elections, including in Russia hacking mail of the democratic party. National intelligence believes that Moscow’s actions helped Donald Trump to win the election.
The scandal surrounding the hacking of documents members of the democratic party broke out in the summer of 2016.The first cyber attack was aimed at the national Committee of the Democratic party. After that, WikiLeaks has published letters and documents related to Hillary Clinton. The next attack was a fundraising Committee that supports candidates for the U.S. Congress from Democrats and campaign headquarters Clinton.
In response to alleged Russian interference in the election race, the US government imposed sanctions that affected 35 Russian diplomats, as well as the FSB and GRU. Moscow has repeatedly denied providing influence on the course of the presidential campaign.