Obama under pressure to prove Russian hacking

The outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama is under extreme pressure to release evidence confirming allegations of cyber attacks by Russia to influence the presidential election before leaving office.

The Obama administration has only provided little documentation to support its official assessment in October that Moscow was attempting to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

The White House has also failed to confirm subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes Moscow’s interference was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to help President-elect Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Obama has ordered the intelligence community to conduct a full review of alleged hacking by the Russians before he leaves office on January 20.

The White House has said it will make as much of the report public as it can. But officials have warned that the document will contain “highly sensitive and classified…

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