US Intel Report: Putin Sought To Help Trump In Election

US intel report: Putin sought to help Trump in election

WASHINGTON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 07th Jan, 2017 ) : Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of hacking and media manipulation aimed at undermining the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and boosting Donald Trump, US intelligence said in a report Friday.

"We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency," said the report from the Director of National Intelligence.