The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that Russian hacking activities during the 2016 presidential election was aimed at influencing the election in favor of then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Numerous intelligence agencies have found that individuals that provided Wikileaks with thousands of hacked emails, notably from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, had connections to the Russian government. Their conclusion has been dismissed by president-elect Trump, and has prompted president Obama to order an investigation into the matter, to be concluded before he leaves office.
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