President-elect Donald Trump has conceded that Russia sought to influence last year’s US presidential election. Reuters/Lucas JacksonAt last Donald Trump has conceded publicly that Russia sought to influence last year’s US presidential election by hacking the website of the Democratic National Committee and distributing material illicitly gained from those breaches of cyber-security.
To what extent this harmed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is difficult, if not impossible, to assess. But it would hard to argue credibly that damaging leaks had no effect on her campaign’s momentum.
US news organisations seized on these morsels to reinforce a narrative – already present in voters’ minds …read more
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