Reports claimed that senior officials in Russia celebrated Donald Trump’s presidential win against Hillary Clinton. It’s as if they themselves were the ones who won.
Donald Trump: Russian Officials Celebrates
According to reports, U.S. officials said that Trump’s victory is seen as a geopolitical advantage for Russia. They added that the information was retrieved after American intelligence agencies intercepted communication systems.
These electronic communications were collected after the elections. Also, the obtained information alleges that Russian officials congratulated themselves for the outcome.
The Washington Post reported there was extremely jovial reaction among high-ranking Russian officials. Among them were those with knowledge of the U.S. cyber campaign to interfere in the elections, according to the officials.
In addition, the exuberant reaction from the Russian officials helped the U.S. intelligence community with its analysis. Therefore, it has determined that Moscow helped Trump win the White House seat.
Furthermore, U.S. spy agencies gathered other vital data. These include the identification of those involved in supplying stolen Democrat emails to the WikiLeaks website. They have also gathered important data regarding Russian intelligence’s exploitation of crucial information stored on Democratic and Republican campaign networks.
A sudden documented intelligence report was circulated in Washington this week. The report talked about evidence of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign. The report also contained earlier cyber operations by Russia directed against U.S. election systems.
The classified report, which has more than 50 pages, was given to President Obama on Thursday. In addition, the report might be presented to Trump in New York on Friday.
The nation’s top spy officials would submit the report to Trump. These officials include Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. and CIA Director John Brennan.
Donald Trump: Russia Hacked Election
American intelligence officials reconfirmed and extended accusations regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The reconfirmation was suggested at a Senate hearing on Thursday.
In contrast, the officials rejected the President-elect’s suggestions that the information about Russia’s interference was faulty or false. “I don’t think we’ve ever encountered a more aggressive or direct campaign to interfere in our election process,” Clapper said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Clapper talked about Trump’s disagreement over the intelligence community’s thought’s on the Russian hack. “There’s a difference between skepticism and disparagement,” Clapper added.