>> The FBI on Thursday unveiling a declassified report laying bare details of the 2016 campaign hacking spree it said pointed squarely at Russia. The report offering samples of malicious code and other traces officials said led them to blame Moscow for the brazen hacks of the Democratic National Committee and party officials.
The findings timed to coincide with the rolling out of retaliatory measures by President Obama. The hacks were carried out, the report said, by two Russian spy agencies that sent emails containing malware links giving hackers a foothold to steal thousands of often embarrassing emails and files that were later published by WikiLeaks.
Officials described the report as a preview of a sweeping assessment President Obama has ordered to be on his desk before he leaves office.