Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to organize a campaign aiming to influence the political process in the United States and to discredit the candidate in presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton. This statement is contained in the declassified version of the report prepared by the CIA, FBI and national security Agency (NSA) of the USA.
“In our assessment, the Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to begin in 2016 campaign effects on presidential elections in the United States. Russia’s aim was to undermine the faith of society in the democratic process of the United States, the denigration of Clinton and damage her chances to be elected President,” the report says.
The authors of the document believe that the government of Russia “gave a clear preference for the elected President [Donald] Trump”. “We also believe that Putin and the Russian government wanted to increase the chances of trump’s election, including by the potential discredit Secretary Clinton,” American security services.
The authors of the report argue that the scale of intervention in the election campaign is unprecedented, with the Russian intelligence allegedly had access to many electoral commissions of the States at the state level and the local level. In addition, to influence the elections Moscow allegedly used the media, including TV channel RT.
It is believed in the US intelligence community, with the hacker Guccifer 2.0 and website DCLeaks.com who are involved in cyberattacks on American computer systems, is the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces. Abducted as a result of this information, as stated in the report, transmitted to the media and WikiLeaks.
The document notes that a number of conclusions based on the behavior of “loyal to the Kremlin political figures”, state media and Pro-Russian accounts on social networks, which, in the opinion of the authors of the report, financed by Russia.
In the preamble of the report says that us intelligence did not try to assess the effects of activities, which allegedly stood in Moscow, the outcome of the presidential campaign in the United States. The authors of the document acknowledge that cyber attacks had not affected the counting of votes at elections.
January 6, the US President-elect Donald trump after meeting with representatives of the intelligence devoted to cyber attacks, recognized that different countries, including Russia and China carried out cyber attacks on government agencies of the United States, but expressed confidence that the hackers did not affect the outcome of the election. Earlier in the day he called statements about Moscow’s attempts to influence the outcome of elections in the US “witch hunt”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said that the published data on cyber attacks, there is nothing in the interests of Russia, and hysteria-mongering to distract from their content. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin remained neutral and never “pointed to the fact 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.