Vladimir Putin was directly involved in election of Donald Trump as US President: Report

The report, published on Friday, claims that Putin had given direct instructions to help elect Trump.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 24, 2017 5:09 pm
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An investigative report by The Washington Post (WaPo) has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in the election of Donald Trump as the US President. The report, published on Friday, claims that Putin had given direct instructions to help elect Trump.

The WaPo report suggests that former US President Barack Obama had received an intelligence report from CIA about the same in August. As per the report submitted by CIA, Putin had given clear instructions to defeat or sabotage the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia, including cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, the release of CIA-gathered material that might embarrass Putin and sanctions that officials said could crater the Russian economy,” the WaPo report stated.

As per the report, sources close to Obama have defended his administration’s response to the attacks. According to them, the series of warning issued by Obama stopped Russia from carrying out plans of further aggression.

“We set out from a first-order principle that required us to defend the integrity of the vote. Importantly, we did that. It’s also important to establish what happened and what they attempted to do so as to ensure that we take the steps necessary to stop it from happening again,” Denis McDonough, who served as Obama’s chief of staff, was quoted as saying.

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    Siddharth
    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm
    You are believing washington post...the most fake news agency own by lobbyists.Putin is a respected man. He is far better than the way he is potrayed. Real culprits are those terrorist funding nations and biased news agencies that work for only lobbyists. Get you facts right.
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      manian
      Jun 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm
      Law of karma is catching up with US te past US has helped overtrow,Destabilise many govts, installed puppet rulers in many parts of te world...For a change US is paid back in its own coin
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        John
        Jun 25, 2017 at 1:33 am
        Where is the proof? Surely they don't expect us to take their word after all the lies.
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          Thrinethran T
          Jun 25, 2017 at 12:55 am
          WaPo reports CIA reported to Obama back in August that Putin ordered "Help Trump!" ! So pick who's getting more pathetic by the day, their media or their Intelligence or their Presidents?
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            Chandra Gupt
            Jun 25, 2017 at 12:17 am
            fake news
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              Amit
              Jun 24, 2017 at 11:17 pm
              Now I clearly understand why WashingtonToiletPost hired Barkha Dutt?
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                Dave
                Jun 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm
                Putin needs one in the middle of his forehead!
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                  John Johnny
                  Jun 24, 2017 at 11:28 pm
                  A kiss ?
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                  ActaNonVerba TX
                  Jun 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm
                  You conspiracy theorist are pathetic and yall need to grow the up. Sore losers.
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