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Hackingen vekker til live bilder fra den kalde krigen. Her fra filmen Gorky Park (1983) med William Hurt og Joanna Pacula.

Donald Trump ble 6. januar 2017  – to uker før innsettelsen – briefet om at Vladimir Putin personlig ga ordre om at det amerikanske valget skulle hackes. Trump aksepterte motvillig opplysningene, ifølge New York Times.

The data was backed up by emails and texts from Russian military officers and a top-secret source close to Putin, who told the CIA how the Kremlin decided to start its hacking and disinformation efforts against U.S. targets, the New York Times reported.

Til stede var bl.a daværende FBI-sjef James Comey og CIA-sjef John Brennan.

The officials told Trump of Putin’s role in the Kremlin’s efforts to hack U.S. political targets such as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and how officers of the Russian intelligence agency plotted with groups like WikiLeaks to publicize the stolen emails.

Julian Assange bestrider på det sterkeste at de fikk epostene til kampanjeleder John Podesta fra russerne.

Trump was briefed about Putin’s meddling role 2 weeks before taking office: report