Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assist Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence report says.
The declassified report says the Russian chief “ordered” a marketing campaign aimed toward influencing the election.
The report was launched shortly after intelligence chiefs briefed Mr Trump on their findings.
Mr Trump stopped wanting accusing Russia of interfering, saying solely that the election consequence was not affected.
The report says that the Kremlin developed a “clear desire for President-elect Donald Trump.
“We additionally assess Putin and the Russian authorities aspired to assist President-elect Trump’s election probabilities when doable by discrediting Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavourably to him,” it stated.
Since successful the election, Mr Trump has repeatedly questioned US intelligence on the claims of Russian hacking.
US officers beforehand stated the Kremlin was behind the hacking of Democratic Occasion emails aimed toward damaging Mr Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton.
Russian brokers are alleged to have despatched stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks to attempt to swing the vote for Mr Trump.
Russia has denied any involvement within the hacking and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Moscow was not the source for the location’s mass leak of emails from the Democratic Occasion.