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    US Intelligence 'Confident' Russia Behind DNC Email Hack, Not Sure on Motive

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    The US intelligence now have “high confidence” that the Russian government is behind the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails hack, local media reported Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On July 22, the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks published nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC. The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Russian hackers could be behind the leak to help Donald Trump in the race for presidency.

    "American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee," the New York Times newspaper reported citing the well-informed federal officials.

    However, the intelligence agencies are uncertain on the motive behind the hack, they do not know if it was an ordinary act of spionage, which the United States conduct as well, or a conscious attempt to meddle with the US presidential elections.

    US Republican nominee Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for claiming Russia was behind the damning leak of DNC emails in a bid to help him into the White House.


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      tony p
    • FeEisi
      In other words the CIA are a bunch of Clinton supporters over the DNC emails. Meanwhile the FBI are more towards anti-Clinton over the email home server. How will Clinton repay her CIA supporters? Allow them to do maximum mayhem in Syria?
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      Not sure of motive and absolutely no evidence to provide to anyone. They are so desperate because they see what almost everyone sees, what Trumps' people see, Trump is going to slam Clinton in the election.

    • avatar
      If true, it only adds to the stature of Russian intelligence who are able to do such things in the face of the greatest zombie nation there ever was. Putin wins, he could probably be elected President, but Donald Duck will do. Or Elly Mae Clingon, doesn't matter now.
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      Marques rouges
      "New York Times newspaper reported citing the well-informed federal officials."

      Why don't they name their sources ? Because it would show they are not credible ?
    • support
      Blaming the Russians for the shocking revelations revealed by these DNC e-mails is akin to a small child explaining to the teacher why he or she did not turn in their homework by saying their dog ate it.

      The real news as revealed in these e-mails is that the DNC are backstabbing psychopaths who eat their own supporters for spite or simply for amusement. No one cares about the point of origin of these e-mails.
    • supportin reply toMarques rouges(Show commentHide comment)
      Marques rouges, the NY Times has been busted for telling lies in print at least half a dozen times in the past decade. No American adult takes them seriously anymore when it comes to actual news.
    • supportin reply toFeEisi(Show commentHide comment)
      FeEisi, simple: she will give CIA management free passes to her Secret Service orgies.
    • support
      The real American ethics problem started with the 1968 "revolutionaries" of the USA who were in reality spawn of the parvenu well-moneyed faux upper-class, born to enforce the continuance of the dominance of American political affairs by organised crime.

      The solution was in place until then in terms of controlling the numbers of thugs rising to positions of political authority: suspend and revoke the degrees and academic credentials of those Americans who commit and are convicted for committing felonies and who otherwise bring shame to their alma maters.

      Now the situation is so ridiculously "embracing" that degrees are actually given out in American prisons.

      This is where the leadership crisis and the American leadership "culture of lies" was born, so many years ago. If a US college or university now attempted to suspend the credentials it awarded to a politician who is now a felon, they would lose their Federal funding.

      The USA is no longer ruled by an hereditary aristocracy of those who commit audacious deeds of valour but rather by those who now skulk & shoplift like bankrupt winos deservedly chained to the pursestrings of their womenfolk..
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      The USA narrative is worthless and just more political hot air. The anti-Russian agenda will end if Hillary is defeated. There is no reason to fear Russia.
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      mzungu in Africa
      And if it were so, what's the heck? US should be grateful for Russia uncovering illegal actions which their corrupted state organs refuse to do.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      Well then when it's time we want to see the proof or else it's just words that no one will be foolish enough to believe. Americans don't believe in just words anymore ! Show proof like WIKILEAKS provided with the DNC emails. People want to see facts from now on.
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