Russians hacked into the Democratic National Committee system: US agencies

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 10:55 AM

American agency has informed the White House that it is the Russian intelligence agencies responsible for hacking and consequently leaking crucial documents.

Hillary ClintonThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had been investigating the leak of more than 19,000 DNC emails that hinted committee’s bias against Bernie Sanders for the presidential candidate and a consequential favour to Hillary Clinton. (Reuters)

In what can be called as another twist in the tale of leaked emails of the Democratic National Committee(DNC), American agency has informed the White House that it is the Russian intelligence agencies responsible for hacking and consequently leaking crucial documents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had been investigating the leak of more than 19,000 DNC emails that hinted committee’s bias against Bernie Sanders for the presidential candidate and a consequential favour to Hillary Clinton.

“Anything is possible,”President Barack Obama told NBC News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday when asked if the Russians would try to influence the November 8 election.

“I know that experts have attributed this to the Russians. What we do know is that the Russians hack our systems, not just government systems but private systems,” added Obama.

The e-mail leak forced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. However, she was later given an honorary position Clinton’s campaign.

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to win the presidential candidacy from the Democratic Party.  Talking about the triumph of his wife, former President Bill Clinton said, “She is an impassioned change-maker’, who is been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better. First lady for his presidency, she’s now the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in the race for the White House.”

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