In a startling development, US Intelligence officials have stated with “high confidence” that Putin was directly involved with the Russian hacking of the DNC and RNC.
Senior officials with direct access to the private information concluded President Vladimir Putin headed the assault on the DNC by leaking emails and other data to the public. This, of course, was for purpose of swaying the election results to favor elect Donald Trump.
The primary goal of Putin’s attacks was to divide the American public by generating distrust in its government. This was through alleged exposure to corruption and hostile perception of “the other side.” By creating a sense of tribalism in American politics, Putin hoped to weaken the functionality of the United States government as a whole.