The CIA says Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House. Diane Hodges reports.
The CIA say Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, according to a senior U.S. official. U.S. intelligence agencies say that as the election approached, Russian hackers turned almost all their attention to the Democrats, publicly releasing emails that were potentially damaging to the Democrats and their nominee Hillary Clinton. Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Washington Post reported that intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who were involved. They say the individuals provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Clinton's presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks. However, a second official familiar with the report said officials don't believe the interference significantly affected the outcome of the election. President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20.