Report: Russia Hacking Report Will Be Made Public On Monday
The Obama administration will release a public version of its intelligence report on Russia’s alleged hacking of Democrats’ emails next Monday.
NPR’s Mary Kelly reported the news on Wednesday, just hours after it was announced that U.S. intelligence agencies had finalized a report on cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign.
President Obama will be briefed on the conclusions of the report on Thursday, and President-Elect Donald Trump will be briefed on Friday.
The Obama administration and intelligence community officials have insisted that the Russian government was behind cyber attacks against Democrats. But many Republicans, including Trump, have cast doubt on those claims because the administration has provided little evidence connecting the Kremlin to the hacking of the emails, most of which were published by WikiLeaks.
Trump on Tuesday tweeted his skepticism of the intelligence community’s assertion that Russia was involved in the cyber attacks. The Republican reportedly believes that Democrats are jumping to conclusions in order to undermine his victory over Clinton.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed numerous times that the Russian government was not the source of the emails. But Reuters reported late Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies obtained conclusive evidence after the election that the Russian government passed the emails to WikiLeaks through a third party.
According to NPR’s Kelly, three versions of the intelligence report will be released on Monday.
Even some officials with Top Secret clearance, including some who worked on the report, will not be able to view all sections of the compartmented report, according to Kelly.