Russia interfered in US election to help Trump, says US intelligence agencies

However, Trump transition team dismissed the findings saying these are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Russia interfered in US election to help Trump, says US intelligence agencies

Russia has interfered in the last month’s US presidential election to help Donald Trump to win the race for White House, officials revealed.

According to a secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assessment, the Russian operatives interfered in the election campaign to make sure the victory of Republican candidate Trump, international media reported.

The Washington Post said Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who offered WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, as part of their effort to reduce Clinton’s chances.


“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected. That’s the consensus view,” a senior U.S. official reportedly briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators.

During his election campaign, Donald Trump had vowed to make friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

However, Trump transition team dismissed the findings saying these are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’ ” the statement issued the team read.

But President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office, Reuters said.

"The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Obama's homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco was quoted by the news agency as saying.

Russian officials also have denied all accusations of interference in the the US presidential election 2016.