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    White House: Putin Personally Directed Election Hack

    It goes all the way to the top. The Obama administration indicated it has evidence that Vladimir Putin himself directed the hacks that helped damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances, while the Kremlin called the claim “rubbish.” Donald Trump falsely accused the White House of only raising concerns after the election, while continuing to express doubts about Russian involvement. The situation leaves American law enforcement in a bind, with Russia disinclined to extradite hacking suspects, but President Barack Obama vowing to retaliate “at a time and place of our own choosing.”

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