CIA Determines Russia Engaged In Hacking During US Election

Another US intelligence agency has determined the Russian government engaged in cyberattacks during the US election, likely with the goal of helping Donald Trump secure a victory over Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post reports a CIA assessment was completed on the matter and shared with senators last week.

In the report, the agency says it is "clear" Russia hoped to assist Donald Trump. Hackers working for the government are said to have broken into systems for the Republican and Democratic parties.

While both parties were hacked, only information that could damage the Democrats and Hillary Clinton was released.

President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the findings, continuing to suggest he doesn't believe there is conclusive evidence of Russian hacking. Some members of the Senate reportedly still have some unanswered questions.

These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. - Donald Trump's team

Barack Obama, the current US president, recently asked intelligence officials to prepare a report on Russia's alleged involvement. That report could answer some of the remaining questions.