U.S. intelligence agencies have found evidence that is conclusive that Russia gave the hacked documents from the DNC to Wikileaks via some third party. This is what Reuters is reporting.
The news agency reportedly has interviewed 3 U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation, who contend that intelligence agencies role in the wake of the November election – not before.
Month earlier, authorities had concluded that Russia directed the hacking, but it had not been clear if it had played a larger role in the release of the leaked information. The report comes as top U.S. Intelligence officials head to Capitol Hill today 1/5 to testify before a special Senate hearing on the alleged hacking. Despite public statements released by both the FBI and the CIA, President – elect Trump has voiced continued skepticism about the role of the Kremlin in this breach. Party leaders on both sides of the aisle have since called for a probe on the Russian role in the hack, and President Obama has taken heat from the Democratic Party over failing to acknowledge this breach before the election. An intelligence report on this issue will be presented to Obama on Thursday and to Trump on Friday.