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Russia and the U.S. Presidential Election [January 17, 2017]   [open pdf - 96KB]

"On January 6, 2016, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a declassified report on Russian activities and intentions related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report states that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) have 'high confidence' that Russian President Vladimir Putin 'ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election' in order to 'undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.' The report also contends the Russian government 'aspired to help President-elect Trump's election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him.'"

Report Number:CRS Insight, IN10635
Author:Welt, Cory
Theohary, Catherine A.
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Date:2017-01-17
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=798197
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