Obama hints Moscow responsible for leaking DNC e-mails

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday made his first comments regarding the disclosure of 20,000 Democratic National Committee e-mails on the WikiLeaks website. In response to a question on whether he thinks Moscow is trying to influence November's presidential election, he said "Anything's possible." He avoided commenting directly on the results of the FBI's investigation, only saying that outside experts had blamed Russia and that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have expressed admiration for each other. DEBKAfile's sources and experts in the fields of intelligence and cyber warfare say that there is no chance that the hacking was carried out by Russian intelligence, and that it was rather an attempt to rescue Clinton from her political troubles. The clearest signs of this conclusion were signatures in Russian that were intentionally left in the malware planted in the DNC servers. DEBKAfile's analysis of the developments can be found here.
As of Wednesday morning, the FBI had not made any official announcement linking the attack on the DNC e-mail servers to Russian intelligence. One of Putin's spokesmen called the accusations against the Kremlin "paranoid".       
 

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