Homeland Security Looked Into DNC and Clinton Campaign Hacks and Makes an Alarming Finding

The Department of Homeland Security is now confirming what was already suspected: Russian government hackers have been behind several efforts to meddle with the upcoming elections.

In a joint statement from DHS and the director of National Intelligence on Election Security released Friday afternoon, the groups said:

“The recent disclosures of alleged hacked emails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online personal are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.”

Additionally, the statement notes that “only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

The statement also acknowledges the recent hacking of states’ voting systems. More than 20 states have asked for assistance in securing their elections systems.

These hacks — which included the leaks of emails sent by Hillary Clinton’s aides, emails from the Democratic National Committee, a supposed set of folders within the Clinton, and communications between Clinton’s campaign staffers — have mostly served to the detriment of Democratic operatives and Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Independent Journal Review has previously questioned Russia’s involvement in the election in its video series ‘Maybe’:

Prior to the announcement, there had been high confidence among democrats that Russians were behind the leaks although no confirmation.

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