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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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