Intel: Russian election hacking was long-term information ‘assault’

New details emerged in Senate testimony revealing how Russia’s Vladimir Putin directed a large-scale information “assault” on the U.S. presidential election to undermine the American democratic system, senior U.S. intelligence leaders disclosed during Senate testimony Tuesday.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee that intelligence agencies did not seek to assess the impact the Russian activity on the outcome of the election.

But Clapper said the combined Russian hacking and influence campaign was wide-ranging, continued for years and was among the most aggressive covert actions by Moscow in decades.

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Washington Free Beacon
January 11, 2017