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    Intel Report: Vladimir Putin Ordered Election Hack

    The public is seeing red. Top intelligence officials released an unusually detailed report today to make their case that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly ordered hacks to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances in the presidential race. They also briefed president-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly cast doubt on spy agencies’ conclusions. After the meeting Trump for the first time acknowledged the possibility that Russia was behind the hack — but did not indicate that he believed spy agencies’ conclusions. Russia’s wide-ranging effort, they said, included covert trolling and fake news operations.

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