Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump's favor: U.S. officials

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appearing at a campaign roundtable event in ManchesterRussian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election by hacking people and institutions, including Democratic Party bodies, has angered President-elect Trump, who says he won the Nov. 8 vote fairly.

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