US intelligence has accused the Kremlin of involvement in hacking attacks

James Clapper

Hacker attacks on the server of the US Democratic party, committed during the presidential election campaign could be carried out only with the permission of the Supreme leadership of Russia, I think in the us intelligence community. This was reported on the website of the Senate.

This opinion in a joint statement expressed by the Director of national intelligence James clapper, Deputy Secretary of defense for intelligence Marcel Lettre and head of the national security Agency and cyber command of the U.S. armed forces Admiral Michael Rogers. The document was circulated at the hearing on Thursday, January 5, the Senate Committee on armed forces.

“According to our estimation, only the most senior officials could authorize the recent theft and publication of the data related to elections,” — said in a statement. The authors explain that the findings are based on the “scale and importance of the objectives of the attack.”

January 3, became aware of the transfer of the special briefing by intelligence officials devoted to the alleged cyber attacks from Russia on 6 January. President-elect Donald trump, who questioned the involvement of Russia, was surprised by this fact.

On 10 December, The Washington Post reported that the CIA concluded that Russia in 2016 interfered in the elections of the President of the United States to help the Republican Trump to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. “According to the intelligence community that Russia’s goal were specifically to act in favor of one of candidates to help elect Trump,” said a senior us official.

In November, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin remained neutral in relation to the elections in the United States and “has never indicated who is his favorite candidate.”

The U.S. has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the presidential campaign to help Trump to win the election. Under the assumptions of U.S. officials, in July, Russian hackers broke into the servers of the National Committee of the democratic party, and the party Committee of the Congressional. Were also expressed suspicion that Russia might try to influence the voting by hacking computers. Moscow all charges have been consistently denied.