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Title: CIA Concludes Russian Interference Aimed To Elect Trump
Post by: adroth on December 11, 2016, 01:18:26 PM
CIA Concludes Russian Interference Aimed To Elect Trump
December 10, 20166:42 AM ET
MARY LOUISE KELLY
EMMA BOWMAN

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/10/505072304/cia-concludes-russian-interference-aimed-to-elect-trump

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump win the presidency, a U.S. official has confirmed to NPR.

"Before, there was confidence about the fact that Russia interfered," the official says. "But there was low confidence on what the direction and intentionality of the interference was. Now they [the CIA] have come to the conclusion that Russia was trying to tip the election to Trump."

The official adds: "The reason the assessment changed is that new information became available" since Oct. 7, when the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement accusing Russia of interfering with the American election process.

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