Russia hacked Republican emails, did not release info: FBI chief

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey has accused Russia of hacking the computer networks of the Republican Party, putting another twist on Washington’s claims about Moscow’s interventions in the 2016 US presidential election.

During a testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Comey said that there was “penetration on the Republican side of the aisle and old Republican National Committee (RNC) domains.”

According to Comey, President-elect Donald Trump and the current RNC were also targeted by Russian hackers, but there was no sign that they were “successfully hacked.”

“There was evidence of hacking directed at state-level organizations, state-level campaigns, and the RNC, but old domains of the RNC, meaning old emails they weren’t using. None of that was released,” Comey told the panel.

The FBI, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA),…

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